Category: Institute, Trainings

Date: August 25, 2023

Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Skills-based Training

New training added to the Fall 2023 Training Series

The New Mexico Highlands University, Native American Social Work Studies Institute, and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine are collaborating to provide tribal community social workers and other helping professionals with a comprehensive day of training focused on addressing cases involving intimate partner violence death reviews. The training will cover mock cases that happen on tribal lands and involve multiple jurisdictions.

The New Mexico Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Team, also known as the Domestic Violence Homicide Review Team, is a statutory body established by the New Mexico Legislature under NMSA §31-22-4.1. The team is funded by the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission and its coordination and staff services are located at the Center for Injury Prevention Research and Education (CIPRE) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

Date: Friday, Oct. 6th

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: UNM Continuing Education Building (Tentative)

*Limited to 25 participants.

Naswsi intimate partner violence death review team skills based training oct 2023

This partnership is a promising step forward in addressing the issue of intimate partner violence in tribal communities. By providing tailored training to social workers and other professionals who work with these communities, the hope is to improve outcomes for victims of intimate partner violence. The work of the New Mexico Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Team is critical in this effort, as it helps to identify patterns and emerging issues related to intimate partner violence and inform policy and practice changes that can help prevent future tragedies.

Training Schedule – Friday, Oct. 6th:


  • 8:30am – 9:30am: Welcome & Introductions; Review Agenda
  • 9:30am – 10:30am: Fatality Review Training
  • 10:30am – 10:40am: Break
  • 10:40am – 11:40am: Case 1 Review (Urban)
  • 11:40am – 12:15pm: Mapping Your Positionality


  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm: Working Lunch (Provided by NMHU); Group Discussion – Community-Based Resources
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Case 2 Review (Tribal)
  • 2:00pm – 2:10pm: Break
  • 2:10pm – 3:15pm: Case 3 Review (Tribal Adjacent)
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Fatality Review Debrief; Mapping Community Resources
  • 4:15pm – 4:30pm: Closing Remarks Evaluation



Dr. Riley is an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico. She has worked in the field of social work for over 23 years and is currently the Director of the Native American Social Work Studies Institute. Her passion is working with people and teaching and learning new things.


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