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The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Trafficking and STI/HIV Risk in Indigenous Women​: Providing Survivor Led, Advocacy Driven, and Culturally Safe Care

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health and School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing and Women & Gender Studies Program, Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP), and STREAM for Native Nursing Students.


More than half of American Indian and Alaska Native women will experience sexual violence in their lifetimes, according to the Department of Justice. Yet, they often don’t seek medical care and support due to medical distrust and the lack of culturally safe care. Attend this webinar to improve your ability to provide culturally safe care and STI and HIV screening and prophylaxis.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how exposure to intimate partner violence increases an Indigenous women’s risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections and HIV.
  • Identify two resources to support sexual transmitted infection screening and immediate access to HIV post-exposure prophylaxis.
  • Describe three strategies for delivering culturally safe care to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence.


  • Jeneile Luebke PhD, RN, UW – Madison : Dr. Luebke (she/her) is a post-doctoral nurse research associate at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her early nursing degrees (LPN and ADN) in Bemidji, MN, and her BS and MS Nursing from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and her PhD at UW-Milwaukee. She in an enrolled member of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. Her area of research and expertise include intimate partner violence in the lives of American Indian women, community health nursing and utilization and application of postcolonial and indigenous feminist methodologies. She is a survivor of intimate partner violence and is passionate about sharing her knowledge and personal experiences to help to support and empower other women to transition to survivorhood.

  • Katie Klein, UW-Milwaukee: Katie (she/they) is a master’s student and instructor in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a 2020 Graduate Student Excellence Fellow. Katie’s praxis is rooted in intersectional feminism and centered on eliminating gender-based violence. Their thesis research & activism focuses on the racialized, gendered, and sexualized precarity experienced by workers in the US service industry.
  • Ashley Ruiz RN, BSN, PhD Student, UW-Milwaukee: Ashley (she/her) is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) at Aurora Sinai, and nursing scholar studying at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Her expertise focuses on nurse-patient interactions following experiences of sexual violence. Through this expertise, Ashley offers insight into available resources and healthcare service available to survivors of sexual violence in Wisconsin.

Register at: https://www.matec.info/event/?ER_ID=36781

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MATEC-WI is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. To request an accommodation for this event or if you have any other questions, please contact Lisa Currie at lacurrie@medicine.wisc.edu or 608.265.0873 as soon as possible.


December 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
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Lisa Currie