Most Significant Accomplishment
Native American Heritage Month
November was Native American Heritage Month and we featured a 2-hour online roundtable discussion on Native American Spirituality and Behavioral Health that was broadcast and attended by students of the University of Iowa College of Public Health on November 12th
Fall 2015, Volume 2, Issue 3, Theme: November newsletter was focused on: Marijuana, Native American Heritage, the First Thanksgiving, and a site visit to the Urban Indian Center for Erie and Niagara Counties. Volume 3 Issue 1 November 2015
Suicide Prevention Task Force: In response to extremely high rates of suicide on reservations, the National American Indiana and Alaska Native ATTC convened a Suicide Prevention Task force. This effort has continued holding 1 conference calls per week with our collaborators, including IHS, SAMHSA RAs, the National Native Childrenâ€™s Trauma Center out of the University of Montana University of Montana, spiritual leaders, and mental health professionals. Dr. Dale Walker, from the One Sky Center offers his expertise in dealing with suicide crisis and leads the task force. Throughout the months of October, November, and December, the task force has received weekly updates with the number of ideations, attempts, and completions. The task force has identified grants for which the tribe can apply and is currently working on writing a letter to the Senate Committee of Indian Affairs. The Suicide Prevention Task Force hopes to continue to serve as a resource pool for the tribe and other key stakeholders. Ongoing.
Gallup Detox Center: Report submitted
New Requests for Technical Assistance
Red Lake, MN regarding process improvement and Clinical Supervision issues
Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota to assist in the development of a Harm Reduction project
Preview of What's Coming
All webinars are held at 1-2 pm Eastern; 12-1 pm Central; 11-12 pm Mountain; 10-11 am Pacific; 9-10 am Alaska
Mental and Behavioral Health Considerations for Native Transgender People, Michaela Gray, MPH, Dine
January 13, 2016
Referral, Service Coordination, and Documentation, Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
January 20, 2016
Culturally-Informed Clinical Supervision, Bob Rohret, MPH and Sean Bear, 1st BA, CADC, Sac and Fox Tribe
February 3, 2016
Clinical Evaluation: Screening, Sean A. Bear, 1st, BA, CADC, Sac Fox Tribe
February 17, 2016
The DSM-5, Peter Nathan, PhD
March 2, 2016
Basic Counseling Skills, Lenny Hayes, MA, LADC, Sisseton Wahpeton-Oyate
March 16, 2016
The Ramsey County Human Services project findings were presented to the community and the final report was written and submitted on December 1st.
Clinical Supervision training is being completed and will be ready to pilot by February.
The Native American LGBT/Two Spirit Curriculum was piloted revisions are ongoing. Content continues to be developed.
Proceedings documents from our two Symposia are in the final stages of development.