July 30- August 2, Wraparound in Indian Country Training in Bismarck, ND
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:23:00 +0500
“Wraparound in Indian Country: The Ways of the People are Who We Are”
Native American Training Institute
4-day (Part I & Part II)
Training For Tribal Providers, Caseworkers, Youth Workers & others who are interested learning how to facilitate the wraparound process.
July 30 – August 2, 2013
The wraparound concept is both old and new in Indian Country. While the wraparound process is a method for professionals to work with children and families in crisis, the practice of calling on one’s relatives and the community for support has been in Native communities for hundreds of years. This training is an adaptation of national training incorporating Native American perspectives and best practices learned by tribal people. The authors have fused the traditional teachings of their communities, mainstream ideas and the lessons learned in practice into this four-session training module. This training will provide an overview of a System of Care framework, the National Wraparound Initiative, wraparound core values, principles, crisis & safety planning, culture based wraparound and hands on skill building activities.
Deborah Painte, Director and Sandra Bercier, Training Director
Native American Training Institute (NATI)
3333 E. Broadway, Suite 1210, Bismarck, ND 58501
About the Institute and Trainers: NATI is an inter-tribal child welfare training organization created and governed by the four ND Tribal Child Welfare agencies. Deborah has over 15 years of experience with System of Care and the wraparound process. She was a former director of two System of Care initiatives, the Sacred Child Project and the Medicine Moon Initiative to Improve Tribal Children Welfare Outcomes Through System of Care. Sandra has extensive experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation. Both women are dedicated to children and promoting outcomes that strengthen families and communities.
For more information about the agenda and training information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call: (701)255-6374 or Fax (701)255-6394
July 2013 Wrap Flyer.pdf (147.20 kb)
"Made By Me" National Commercial Challenge
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:29:00 +0500
Dear Prevention Colleagues,
This year, the Office for National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will host its second ‘Above The Influence Day’ on October 17, 2013. We are delighted about this year’s “Made by Me” national commercial challenge that calls on teens to share their ideas for the next ‘Above The Influence’ commercial. The “Made by Me” challenge allows teens to submit 60 second video entries that capture their commercial ideas. The winning teen will bring their creative ideas to life during an actual commercial production video shoot. The teen will work side by side with a professional director and his/her idea will be produced into an official ‘Above The Influence’ commercial. The commercial will premiere on ‘Above The Influence Day’ on October 17th.
Please share this information widely with your grantees who work with youth ages 13-18 and encourage them to enter the challenge. The contest deadline is July 10, 2013.
Webinar: Partnering for Wellness: Charting a Course to Hope, Healing and Health for Native Males and Their Families
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:09:00 +0500
This webinar, hosted by the Indian Health Service, seeks to raise awareness of the health disparities facing American Indian and Alaska Native males and their families, recently highlighted
in a report: A Vision of Wellness and Health Equity for AI/AN Boys and Men [PDF | 310KB] by Men's Health Network and the Office of Minority Health.
Title: Men's Health Webinar
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Time: 1 PM EDT
To join the live event (Pre-registration is not required):
1. Go to http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/r77im31j7f9/
2. Enter your name
3. Enter the Room Passcode: ihs123
Register for ATI "Made by Me"? Challenge Webinar on June 11
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:40:00 +0500
ANTI-DRUG UPDATE – June 10, 2013
ONDCP AND THE PARTNERSHIP AT DRUGFREE.ORG LAUNCH NATIONAL ABOVE THE INFLUENCE COMMERCIAL CHALLENGE: “MADE BY ME”
National challenge asks youth “What would your ATI commercial look like?”
(Washington D.C.) – ONDCP’s “Above the Influence” (ATI) youth campaign and The Partnership at Drugfree.org recently launched a national challenge that calls on teens to share their ideas for the next ATI commercial. The “Made by Me” challenge allows teens to submit 60 second video entries that capture their PSA ideas.
The ATI Team is providing a webinar on Tuesday, June 11 at 1:00 P.M. EST to share more details on the “Made by Me” commercial challenge, and ways to get youth in your community involved.
Video submissions will be collected and posted on the ATI YouTube channel for teens to vote on their favorite. The winning teen will bring their creative ideas to life during an actual video shoot. The teen will work side by side with a professional director and his/her idea will be produced into an ATI commercial.
The produced commercial will premiere on National “Above the Influence” Day, October 17, 2013. Teens can review contest information and submit their videos here: http://www.atimadebyme.com/. Partners can download promotional materials for the “Made by Me” challenge from the ATI Partnerships website: http://partners.atipartnerships.com/partner-resources/made-by-me-national-psa-challenge/.
To register for the webinar on Tuesday, June 11 at 1:00 P.M. EST, click the link below :
Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.
For more information on “Above the Influence” and to download the UPDATED ATI Activities Toolkit and other FREE resources, visit http://www.atipartnerships.com/.
Upcoming National Suicide Prevention Event, June 27
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 20:00:00 +0500
Register for the Upcoming National Suicide Prevention Event
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Suicide is a preventable public health problem. There is strong evidence that a comprehensive public health approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. Learn about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide by registering for the in-person or echo event.
"Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy Into Action" is an interactive event that will include a keynote speaker, knowledgeable plenary presenters, and a panel representing high-risk populations. Following the general session, participants will engage in action sessions to learn about evidence-based practices and make individualized action plans specific to their organizations and communities. The event will kick off "75 Days of Action" to put plans into action and begin to dramatically reduce suicides by National Suicide Awareness Day on September 10, 2013.
The event will be held at Northwestern University's Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, and will be broadcast nationally via echo sites. Note: You do not have to attend the main event in Chicago to participate via echo sites.
Register To Attend the Live Event | Learn About Hosting an Echo Site
Questions about the event? Contact EveryonePlaysARole@samhsa.hhs.gov.
The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) is the result of a joint effort by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance). The NSSP is a call to action that is intended to guide suicide prevention strategy in the United States over the next decade. NSSP outlines four strategic directions with 13 goals and 60 objectives meant to work together in a synergistic way to prevent suicide across the Nation.
NARCH FOA: Application Due Date: August 6, 2013
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:15:00 +0500
This is to inform you that the Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH VIII) Funding opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been released, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-239.html, with an application due date of August 6, 2013.
Training from a Tribal Perspective
Wed, 29 May 2013 01:09:00 +0500
The drug endangered children (DEC) effort is an inclusive and collaborative approach to helping children. We have been honored that the tribal people also find value in the drug endangered children concepts.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded National DEC, in partnership with Lamar Associates, a grant to build tribal justice expertise in Indian Country. National DEC's trainers, Lori Moriarty and Eric Nation, have been delivering Tribal Core DEC training with positive responses. Eric shares with us some of his lessons learned from his experiences training in Indian Country:
· Be sincere, have respect for the group and show you care.
· Make sure there is plenty of time to talk and share stories.
· Never compare one tribe to another. Ever.
· Be interactive and have plenty of sharing activities on hand.
If you are interested in learning more about DEC in Indian Country, check out Lamar Associates tuition-free trainings on Drugs of Abuse and Drug Endangered Children. This informative training will help you understand the risks and problems associated with prescription and over the counter drug abuse and diversion, and how to spot the signs of a drug endangered child and intervene before it's too late. For more information, click HERE.