Engaging With Children Who Have Been Sexually Abused in the AN/AI Population
This webinar will be presented by: Tamra (Tami) Truett Jerue, Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center (AKNWRC)
Tamra (Tami) Truett Jerue, an Anvik tribal member, currently resides in Fairbanks, Alaska. For the previous 28 years, she lived and worked in Anvik Alaska, a small Deg hit tan Athabascan community on the Yukon River. She is the mother of four children and the grandmother of five. She has worked in various capacities in the field of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and intersecting issues, over the last 40 plus years. Ms. Jerue’s education includes a Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Community Psychology and Secondary Education. She has been involved with many non-profit Boards over the years and has worked most of her professional life in rural Tribal Alaska, providing direct services in as Therapist, Sexual Assault Counselor, Teacher, Tribal Administrator, ICWA Social Worker, ICWA Social Work Trainer for the State of Alaska and tribes; and Tribal Director of Social Services. As an ICWA Social Worker and Director of Social Services, she managed a child protection team as well as developed and implemented a Youth Mentor Program focused on prevention of violence and substance abuse. She currently works as the Executive Director of the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. Her many experiences, and that of her family and friends, with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, have kept Ms. Jerue passionate in helping facilitate change at a community level, within systems and families, to help survivors live violence free lives.
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