Sayu’? X Wey  Institute


Sayu’? X Wey (saw-yew-hah-way) is a Coast Salish word that translates to life’s breath that moves one forward

WSC provides consultation and technical assistance to tribes/tribal communities as they move forward in developing responsive victim service programs. We have developed a linear model of training that provides a continuum of entry points that are tailored and specific to your community needs, taking into account the good work already done. Here is a brief outline of the major training and skill building junctures.


Step 1:

  1. Tribal Visioning Activity
  2. Identify What  Resources Exists
  3. Identify all Gaps
  4. Introduce Human Resource Asset Building

Step 2:

  1. Introduce to System Mapping & Action Planning
  2. From “Vision to Reality”
  3. Fact finding & Research

Step 3

  1. Developing a Program Strategic Plan
  2. Use  a Logic Model as the structure.

Step 4

  1. Convene Stakeholders
  2. Coordinated Community Response Process Model
  3. A Difficult Journey as a Community Learning Tool

Step 5

  1. Staff & Community Education
  2. DV/SA 101
  3. Stalking
  4. Strangulation & Lethality
  5. Dating Violence
  6. Native Women and Human Trafficking Sex Industry
  7. Shelter (Emergency  & Transitional) Philosophy & Approach
  8. Murdered and Missing Women and Girls

Step 6

  1. Tribal Approach to Developing Adjunct Victim Services
  2. Mission /Philosophy
  3. Sheltering Options/Transitional Housing
  4. Improved Health Care Accessibility
  5. Trauma Care/ Based Intervention
  6. Economics
  7. Thriving/Healing

Step 7

  1. Program Opportunities
  2. Grant Monitoring
  3. Staffing
  4. Hiring
  5. Training

Step 8

  1. Sustainability
  2. Periodic Evaluation