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Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss at least two cultural competence skills specific to working with individuals who identify with American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.
  2. Explain at least one culturally responsive, engaging, holistic, trauma-informed service provided to American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
  3. Describe at least one culturally adapted approach for the prevention and treatment of addiction and/or mental illness.
  4. Discuss at least one specific clinical competency for providing behavioral health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  5. Explain at least one key characteristic of historical trauma among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  6. Discuss at least two symptoms of historical trauma.
  7. Explain at least one key contributor to the prevalence of suicidality among American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
  8. Explain at least one key contributor to the prevalence of domestic violence among American Indian and Alaska Native populations.
  9. Describe the “RESPECT” mnemonic for culturally responsive attitudes and behaviors.
  10. Identify at least two culturally adapted treatment approaches when working with American Indian and Alaska Native clients.

Course Outline:

  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    1. Foreword
    2. Introduction
    3. Overall Key Messages
    4. Content Overview
    5. Terminology
    6. TIP Development Participants.
    7. Publication Information

Part 1: GUIDE FOR PROVIDERS SERVING AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES

  1. Part 1, Chapter 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Choosing a Path for Your Learning Journey
    3. Beginning in the East: The Direction of Cultural Knowledge
    4. Moving to the South: The Direction of Cultural Awareness and Competence
    5. Continuing West: Cultural Perspective on Behavioral Health
    6. Arriving in the North: The Direction of Culturally Specifc and Responsive Skills and Practices
  2. Part 1, Chapter 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Vignette 1—Vicki: Establishing Relationships, Acknowledging the Past,and Choosing Treatment
    3. Vignette 2—Joe: Addressing Methamphetamine Dependence, Reconnecting With Family, and Recovering on the Reservation
    4. Vignette 3—Marlene: Facilitating Support, Creating Family Connections, Honoring Traditional Ways, and Recovering in Remote Alaska Villages
    5. Vignette 4—Philip: Making Connections Between Losses and Alcohol Use, Using One-Stop Outreach and Case Management Services for Homelessness and Treatment Service Needs, and Building Relationships Using Traditional Practices in Recovery
  3. Exhibits
    1. Exhibit 1 1-1 Timeline of Signifcant Events in Native American History
    2. Exhibit 1 1-2 Cycle of Historical Trauma
    3. Exhibit 1 1-3 Cycle of Assimilation and Reconnection
    4. Exhibit 1 1-4 Traditional American Indian and Alaska Native Values and Beliefs
    5. Exhibit 1 1-5 Examples of Culturally Adapted Treatment Approaches
    6. Exhibit 1 2-1 Vignette Summary Table
    7. Exhibit 1 2-2 The Stages of Change Model

PART 2: IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS SERVING AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES

  1. Part 2, Chapter 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Becoming a Culturally Responsive Organization
    3. Workforce Professional Development
  2. Part 2, Chapter 2
    1. Introduction
    2. Developing a Culturally Competent and Responsive Workforce
    3. Developing Native EBPs
    4. integrating Care: Traditional Practices in Behavioral Health Programs
    5. Creating Sustainability
  3. Exhibits
    1. Exhibit 2.1-1. Evidence-Based Tribal Practices
    2. Exhibit 2.1-2. Navigating Life Curriculum Sessions
  4. APPENDIX—BIBLIOGRAPHY
  5. INDEX

 

Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd

Author: SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 15-4927, NSDUH
Series H-50). Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/

 

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