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Resources

The resources presented here are those identified as most useful in the process of developing and implementing early diversion in Indian Country for youth with mental, substance use, and trauma-related disorders. Resources include toolkits, issue reports with recommendations and solutions, policy and procedure manuals, and fact sheets. The resources page is intended for use by tribal workgroups, tribal juvenile justice departments and service providers, community leaders, and others seeking to implement juvenile justice diversion strategies in Indian Country.

  • Adolescent Suicide 150 190Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model for Native American Communities

    This program manual details the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, developed by an isolated rural Tribal community in the Southwest in 1989 in response to the disproportionately high rate of suicide among Western states’ Native American communities. The Tribal Council worked with Indian Health Services to identify risk factors, implement prevention activities, provide direct mental health services to high risk individuals, and “implement a community systems approach to increase community education and awareness.” As a result of these efforts a model of public health was created, the evolution of which is detailed here. The appendices include useful forms such as a Patient Data Reporting Form.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskAssessment #CommunitySystems #IHS

    AI AN Resource Manual NAMI 150American Indian and Alaska Native Resource Manual

    This manual extensively details “the need for AI/AN outreach, the importance of cultural competence and how to develop it, how to create AI/AN outreach plan,” and how to evaluate and share your efforts with others. It provides recommendations rooted in an informed understanding of the unique needs of AI/AN peoples, and includes strategic plans, program evaluations and satisfaction surveys, and goal-planning guidance.

    #AIANSpecific #Tools #CulturalCompetence #Strategies4Success #Outreach

     

    Roadmap 150 190A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer

     This report to the United States President and Congress contains recommendations for reducing crime in American Indian and Alaska Native nations and increasing justice for their citizens. It includes recommendations regarding jurisdiction debates, establishing intergovernmental cooperation, detention alternatives, and Alaska Native justice issues specifically. Of particular interest are the recommendations regarding strengthening tribal justice services and suggested juvenile justice reforms.

    #AIANSpecific #Cooperation #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction #CrimeReduction

     

    Community Toolkit 150Community Toolkit for a Youth Restorative Justice Project

    This toolkit is aimed at helping communities (ethnic, neighborhood, religious, etc.) resolve conflicts caused by the harm to one member of your community by another. It includes guidance on big-picture issues such as building commitment and funding, as well as detailed instructions on facilitation of CJF, eligibility criteria, and measuring progress. An extensive set of appendices including surveys, information flyers, and consent forms is included.

    #Community #RestorativeJustice #AlternativesToIncarceration #Toolkit

     

    Family Involvement 150 190Family Involvement in Child-Serving Systems and the Need for Cross-Systems Collaboration

    Shannon CrossBear and Sharon LeGore share their knowledge on the issues and challenges surrounding family involvement with a variety of individual child-serving systems and provide recommendations for success in cross-system involvement.

    #FamilyEngagement #Partnership #Challenges #Key Strategies #CrossSystems

     

     

    Juvenile Diversion MFC 150 190Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
    The Juvenile Diversion Guidebook from the Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup was created to provide juvenile justice practitioners with a roadmap for addressing the inconsistencies in how diversion programs are developed and conducted. This roadmap takes the form of 16 steps for developing and improving juvenile diversion programs, each of which includes background, options, considerations, and case studies.

    #JJDiversion #Strategies4Success #Financing4Success #Tools

     

    Reclaiming Futures Sicangu 150 190Reclaiming Futures initiative from a Sicangu Lakota tribal perspective: Lessons shared

    This paper discusses the experience of the Rosebud reservation and their work with the Reclaiming Futures Model through the Oyate Teca Owicakiya (Helping Young People) initiative. The challenges encountered and lessons learned in the partnership between Reclaiming Futures and the people of the Sicangu Lakota are presented in order to support the success of similar initiatives in the future.

    #AIANSpecific #TribalPerspective #LessonsLearned #OvateTecaOwicakiya

     

    DCI Report of the Attorney 150 190Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

    The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence created this report to provide recommendations based on the current state of children exposed to trauma in the United States. Their report includes an executive summary, overall recommendations, and sections on identification, treatment, community action, and juvenile justice reform.

    #Trauma #Nationwide #CommunityAction

     

    Systems of Care 150 190Successfully Collaborating With the Juvenile Justice System – Benefits, Challenges, and Key Strategies

    This document provides strategies for community-based programs to collaborate with the juvenile justice system, broken into categories based on the barriers to collaboration that they surmount.

    #JJSystem #Partnership #Challenges #Key Strategies

     

     

    Systems of Care Funding 150 190Systems of Care Programs that Serve Youth Involved with the Juvenile Justice System – Funding and Sustainability

    “This brief describes the key elements associated with sustainability planning for mental health‐juvenile justice collaborations, and details existing juvenile justice funding sources that could be tapped to support programs.”

    #JJSystem #Partnership #Funding&Sustainability #MentalHealthServices

     

     

  • 10 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening 10 Steps 150 190

    This chapter, from a larger document on Mental Health Screening within Juvenile Justice, details ten preliminary steps that have been found in practice to be necessary for implementing successful mental health screening programs. ’10 Steps’ walks through the practical objectives programs must accomplish when striving to reach the goal of implementing screening and serves as a great resource for those just getting started.

    #StepByStep #ObjectiveSetting #Procedures&Protocol #Access2Care #Implementation

     Alternatives to Incarceration in Indian County

    This webinar details the importance of having Alternatives to Incarceration (ATIs) along the justice continuum and includes no-cost; low-cost; and higher-cost examples of ATIs as well as strategies for and challenges of implementing ATIs. The webinar also highlights tribal communities that are successfully implementing ATIs in their community.

     

    #Community #AlternativesToIncarceration #Implementation

    Community Toolkit 150Community Toolkit for a Youth Restorative Justice Project

    This toolkit is aimed at helping communities (ethnic, neighborhood, religious, etc.) resolve conflicts caused by the harm to one member of your community by another. It includes guidance on big-picture issues such as building commitment and funding, as well as detailed instructions on facilitation of CJF, eligibility criteria, and measuring progress. An extensive set of appendices including surveys, information flyers, and consent forms is included.

    #Community #RestorativeJustice #AlternativesToIncarceration #Toolkit

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #Screening #Procedure&Protocol #Access2Care #Tools

    Juvenile Diversion MFC 150 190Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
    The Juvenile Diversion Guidebook from the Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup was created to provide juvenile justice practitioners with a roadmap for addressing the inconsistencies in how diversion programs are developed and conducted. This roadmap takes the form of 16 steps for developing and improving juvenile diversion programs, each of which includes background, options, considerations, and case studies.

    #JJDiversion #Strategies4Success #Financing4Success #Tools

     

    Model for Effective Imp 150 190Model for Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (A Models for Change Innovation Brief)

    This Innovation Brief from Models for Change details the success of the model by which Louisiana has doubled the access of justice-involved youth to evidence-based services while decreasing the number of juvenile arrests by 46% in 4 years. The brief points you to resources that provide further guidance on implementation of this type of model.

    #EBPs #SuccessStory #JJDiversion

     

    MTC 1501 90

    Model Tribal Juvenile Codes – Native American Law Center at the University of Washington

    This Model Tribal Juvenile Code was created to “provide guidance, support and direction to tribal communities and their juvenile courts,” and is therefore general and should be adapated to the specific community jurisdiction that will utilize it. In this sample code, tribes have the opportunity to view a model which reflects “a core commitment to providing tribes with juvenile statutes assuring the fundamental rights of children and their parents, guardians, and custodians, and allowing opportunity for restorative diversions at each decision point in the juvenile justice process.” This may be differentiated from the many existing tribal youth codes that reflect adapted versions of adult codes and therefore fail to be appropriate for juvenile justice in a variety of areas.

    #AIANSpecific #Strategies4Success #JJDiversion

    Jefferson sizedScreening & Assessment Manual (Jefferson Parish Dept. of Juvenile Services)

    This manual provides guidelines for the use of screening and assessment tools by the Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services. The document provides procedures for screening and assessing juveniles when they enter the justice system, including instructions for screening tool administration, scoring, interpretation, reporting, case management, and training.

    #Procedures&Protocol #SuccessStory #JJDiversion

     

    Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing A Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions

    This report is intended to offer a description of a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are beginning to address and implement trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families. It begins with a discussion of trauma and its effects on youth, especially those with behavioral health conditions. This is followed by a discussion of the types of trauma-related disorders, the behavioral manifestations of trauma that youth may display, and a summary of factors that affect the severity of trauma-related disorders.

    #Procedures&Protocol #Strategies4Success #JJDiversion

  • Adolescent Suicide 150 190Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model for Native American Communities

    This program manual details the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, developed by an isolated rural Tribal community in the Southwest in 1989 in response to the disproportionately high rate of suicide among Western states’ Native American communities. The Tribal Council worked with Indian Health Services to identify risk factors, implement prevention activities, provide direct mental health services to high risk individuals, and “implement a community systems approach to increase community education and awareness.” As a result of these efforts a model of public health was created, the evolution of which is detailed here. The appendices include useful forms such as a Patient Data Reporting Form.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskAssessment #CommunitySystems #IHS

    AI AN Resource Manual NAMI 150American Indian and Alaska Native Resource Manual

    This manual extensively details “the need for AI/AN outreach, the importance of cultural competence and how to develop it, how to create AI/AN outreach plan,” and how to evaluate and share your efforts with others. It provides recommendations rooted in an informed understanding of the unique needs of AI/AN peoples, and includes strategic plans, program evaluations and satisfaction surveys, and goal-planning guidance.

    #AIANSpecific #Tools #CulturalCompetence #Strategies4Success #Outreach

    Roadmap 150 190A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer

     This report to the United States President and Congress contains recommendations for reducing crime in American Indian and Alaska Native nations and increasing justice for their citizens. It includes recommendations regarding jurisdiction debates, establishing intergovernmental cooperation, detention alternatives, and Alaska Native justice issues specifically. Of particular interest are the recommendations regarding strengthening tribal justice services and suggested juvenile justice reforms.

    #AIANSpecific #Cooperation #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction #CrimeReduction

    Community Toolkit 150Community Toolkit for a Youth Restorative Justice Project

    This toolkit is aimed at helping communities (ethnic, neighborhood, religious, etc.) resolve conflicts caused by the harm to one member of your community by another. It includes guidance on big-picture issues such as building commitment and funding, as well as detailed instructions on facilitation of CJF, eligibility criteria, and measuring progress. An extensive set of appendices including surveys, information flyers, and consent forms is included.

    #Community #RestorativeJustice #AlternativesToIncarceration #Toolkit

    Family Involvement 150 190Family Involvement in Child-Serving Systems and the Need for Cross-Systems Collaboration

    Shannon CrossBear and Sharon LeGore share their knowledge on the issues and challenges surrounding family involvement with a variety of individual child-serving systems and provide recommendations for success in cross-system involvement.

    #FamilyEngagement #Partnership #Challenges #Key Strategies #CrossSystems

     

    Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

    Guidance from the field is laid out in phases and steps, allowing readers to access practical information, resources, and examples most appropriate to their stage of program development. Each step includes resources that are organized into three categories: key websites, examples from the field (best practices and model policies suitable for adaptation or replication), and critical resources (guides, reports on critical issues, and most recent research).

    #Tools #Strategies4Success #KeyStrategies

    Juvenile Diversion MFC 150 190

    Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
    The Juvenile Diversion Guidebook from the Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup was created to provide juvenile justice practitioners with a roadmap for addressing the inconsistencies in how diversion programs are developed and conducted. This roadmap takes the form of 16 steps for developing and improving juvenile diversion programs, each of which includes background, options, considerations, and case studies.

    #JJDiversion #Strategies4Success #Financing4Success #Tools

    Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice

    This guide describes the process that determines whether a program qualifies as evidence-based and explains how programs can prepare to be evaluated.

    #Tools #Strategies4Success #KeyStrategies

     

    Reclaiming Futures Sicangu 150 190Reclaiming Futures initiative from a Sicangu Lakota tribal perspective: Lessons shared

    This paper discusses the experience of the Rosebud reservation and their work with the Reclaiming Futures Model through the Oyate Teca Owicakiya (Helping Young People) initiative. The challenges encountered and lessons learned in the partnership between Reclaiming Futures and the people of the Sicangu Lakota are presented in order to support the success of similar initiatives in the future.

    #AIANSpecific #TribalPerspective #LessonsLearned #OvateTecaOwicakiya

     

    DCI Report of the Attorney 150 190Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

    The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence created this report to provide recommendations based on the current state of children exposed to trauma in the United States. Their report includes an executive summary, overall recommendations, and sections on identification, treatment, community action, and juvenile justice reform.

    #Issues&Recommendations #Trauma #Nationwide #CommunityAction

     

    Systems of Care 150 190Successfully Collaborating With the Juvenile Justice System – Benefits, Challenges, and Key Strategies

    This document provides strategies for community-based programs to collaborate with the juvenile justice system, broken into categories based on the barriers to collaboration that they surmount.

    #JJSystem #Partnership #Challenges #KeyStrategies

     

    Systems of Care Funding 150 190Systems of Care Programs that Serve Youth Involved with the Juvenile Justice System – Funding and Sustainability

    “This brief describes the key elements associated with sustainability planning for mental health‐juvenile justice collaborations, and details existing juvenile justice funding sources that could be tapped to support programs.”

    #JJSystem #Partnership #Funding&Sustainability #MentalHealthServices

     

     

  • The Context and Meaning of Family Strengthening in Indian America

    This report attempts to gage the meaning and effectiveness of family strengthening efforts in the myriad Native American Indian communities. The finding: if it isn’t home-grown, it isn’t going to fly in the Indian communities. Several case studies demonstrate what is working while recommendations provide nonprofits and foundations with tips on effective tribal self-determination.

    #AIANSpecific #Strategies4Success

     

    Engaging Families OJJDP 150 190

    Engaging Families in the Justice System

    “This web-based training describes specific practices used around the nation to increase family engagement and introduces the FAMILY model framework developed by the Campaign for Youth Justice to help juvenile justice professionals build partnerships with families at each step in the justice process. This course also provides links to additional family engagement practices that research has shown to be effective or promising.”

    #FamilyAsPartner #ModelFramework #Strategies4Success #WebTraining

     

    Family Involvement 150 190Family Involvement in Child-Serving Systems and the Need for Cross-Systems Collaboration

    In this document, Shannon CrossBear and Sharon LeGore share their knowledge on the issues surrounding family involvement with a variety of individual child-serving systems. They describe the challenges associated with family involvement, share successful strategies, and provide recommendations for success in cross-system involvement.

    #FamilyAsPartner #Challenge2Change #Strategies4Success #Cross-SystemsCollaboration

     

    Family Resources Inventory: An Overview of Resources for Family, Youth, and Staff

    This Family Resources Inventory was compiled to assist in the identification of publications and resources that address the barriers families and caretakers may face when a youth is involved in the juvenile justice system, and provide them with advocacy tips and information on how best to navigate the intricacies of the justice system. In addition, there are resources geared toward juvenile justice staff and policymakers that can assist in the reformation of policies and procedures to address barriers between families and the justice system and improve how systems interact with family and youth.

    #FamilyAsPartner #Strategies4Success #ChildServing

     

    Identifying, Engaging, and Empowering Families: A Charge for Juvenile Justice Agencies 

    This report offers three major steps agencies can take to improve their engagement efforts including: identification, engagement, and empowerment.

    #FamilyAsPartner #ModelFramework  #Strategies4Success

     

     

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #FamilyAsPartner #ScreeningTools #ChildServing #Access2Care

     

    Ohio FE 150Ohio Effective Family Engagement Curriculum

    This presentation details the Ohio Effective Family Engagement Curriculum. This curriculum addresses why family engagement is so crucial to successful outcomes in juvenile justice, what it means to provide family-driven care, barriers to success, the inherent strengths of parents and families, and strategies for developing a coordinated approach to care.

    #Strategies4Success #ModelFramework #ExamplesFromtheField #Curriculum #CoordinatedCare #FamilyDrivenCare

     

    Tribal Green 150 190Parent and Family Involvement with Youth in the Tribal Juvenile Justice System: Perspectives from OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Initiative

    “This brief explores the perspectives of youth, parents, program staff, and stakeholders involved with Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration (“Green Reentry”) programs in three tribes funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). We briefly review prior research and theory on parent involvement and youth academic and delinquency-related outcomes in tribal and mainstream U.S. contexts; describe the Green Reentry initiative; and present qualitative perspectives on how parent and family involvement shape outcomes among youth in tribal communities.”

    #AIANSpecific #FamilyAsPartner #ExamplesFromtheField #Strategies4Success #Cross-SystemsCollaboration

     

    Toolkit EBP 150 190Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence

    This toolkit begins with an explanation of the importance of cultural modification of EBPs and continues with recommendations for the EBP modification process, from identifying clinical needs to successful implementation. Specifically, the toolkit addresses strategies and considerations for working with communities, assessing the cultural fit of a particular EBP, modifying EBPs, and overcoming barriers to implementation.

    #FamilyAsPartner #Challenge2Change #Strategies4Success #CulturalCompetence

     

  • Mental Health Services in Juvenile Justice: Who pays? What gets paid for? And who gets to decide?

    This brief provides an overview of the changing financing streams and federal health care reform, and explores the opportunities and challenges facing mental health and social service providers, juvenile justice practitioners, and others who want to have a seat at the policy table.

    #FundingOpportunities #JuvenileJustice

     

    A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide: Developing a Comprehensive Financing Plan

    This Self Assement and Planning Guide is a tool to assist states, territories and communities to map current financing sources and plan financing strategies to support expanded services.

    #Financing4Sustainability #FundingOpportunities #WheretoBegin

     

     

    SustainabilityToolkit 150 190Sustainability Toolkit for Indian Communities

    This toolkit addresses the unique challenges faced by AI/AN communities in sustaining programs economically, and provides proactive strategies for planning and creating programs that can be sustained after the end of initial funding.

    #AIANSpecific #Financing4Success #Access2Care #Strategies4Success

     

     

    Systems of Care 150 190

    Systems of Care Programs that Serve Youth Involved with the Juvenile Justice – Funding & Sustainability 

    “This brief describes the key elements associated with sustainability planning for mental health‐juvenile justice collaborations, and details existing juvenile justice funding sources that could be tapped to support programs.”

    #CrossSystemsCollaboration #Financing4Success #Access2Care #Strategies4Success #JuvenileJustice

     

    Toolkit for Expanding the System of Care Approach

    This toolkit is divided into four sections: 1) introduction to expansion, 2) strategic expansion planning, 3) expansion implementation, and 4) performance and outcome measurement. Specific resources are described in each of these sections. In addition, each resource is included in the “References and Resources” section to allow users to easily select and download those that will be most helpful in their work. To maximize the utility of the toolkit, the Self-Assessment of System of Care Expansion Strategies and the Worksheets for Expansion Teams are also available in MS Word and may be downloaded through the links provided. All of these resources are designed to assist both federally funded and non-funded jurisdictions to successfully bring systems of care to scale so that more children and families will benefit.
    #Financing4Success #ResourceHub #Strategies4Success

     

    Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Development Resources

    This document from SAMHSA provides resources and information regarding funding opportunities, training & technical assistance, partners & foundations, and publications & resources in this inventory. Comprehensive information is provided on how to begin the process of looking for funding, partners, TA, etc. as part of your TAP.

    #Financing4Sustainability #FundingOpportunities #AIANSpecific #WheretoBegin #ResourceHub

     

  • Adolescent Suicide 150 190Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model for Native American Communities

    This program manual details the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, developed by an isolated rural Tribal community in the Southwest in 1989 in response to the disproportionately high rate of suicide among Western states’ Native American communities. The Tribal Council worked with Indian Health Services to identify risk factors, implement prevention activities, provide direct mental health services to high risk individuals, and “implement a community systems approach to increase community education and awareness.” As a result of these efforts a model of public health was created, the evolution of which is detailed here. The appendices include useful forms such as a Patient Data Reporting Form.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Education&Awareness #CommunitySystems

    AI AN Resource Manual NAMI 150American Indian and Alaska Native Resource Manual

    This manual extensively details “the need for AI/AN outreach, the importance of cultural competence and how to develop it, how to create AI/AN outreach plan,” and how to evaluate and share your efforts with others. It provides recommendations rooted in an informed understanding of the unique needs of AI/AN peoples, and includes strategic plans, program evaluations and satisfaction surveys, and goal-planning guidance.

    #AIANSpecific #Tools #CulturalCompetence #Strategies4Success #Outreach

    Residential BH Resource Manual 150 190Bureau of Indian Education Residential Life Program Behavioral Health Resource Manual

    This resource manual provides guidance for incorporating culture into the provision of behavioral health services and models for mental health services & supports that are applicable outside of the residential field. It was developed with intent to be a comprehensive guide to developing and maintaining residential programs for Native American children and youth who require behavioral health services. This manual therefore outlines the issues, challenges, approach, and purposes, the health service regulations and staff roles, describes a multi-tiered models, identification methods, service coordination methods (including resource mapping), and includes an appendix of forms, screening tools, and other resources.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Challenge4Change #Tools

    Ensuring 150 190Ensuring the Seventh Generation: A Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Tribal Child Welfare Programs

    This toolkit, produced specifically for the prevention of suicide among AI/AN youth, includes background information, tools to help assist risk, perspectives on the role of native culture in suicide prevention, and concrete action steps that communities can take. While intended for Child Welfare Workers, the strategies, information, and resources presented in this document can be used across professions within tribal communities.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Prevention #Strategies4Success #Tools&Resources

    Honoring Children 150 190Honoring Children, Mending the Circle: Cultural Adaptation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

    This document describes “Honoring Children, Mending the Circle,” a “cultural adaptation of TF-CBT that supports American Indian and Alaska Native cultural views of well-being.” This training is available for tribes, and was built through work directly with tribes, and adopts “core constructs based on AI/AN worldviews” This document makes a persuasive argument for considering use of this model as a treatment for trauma in AI/AN children, and may also serve as a model for the integration of traditional practices and cultural competence into evidence-based treatment methods.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #StrengthsBased #EBPs

    Meeting the MH Needs of AIANMeeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives
    “This report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) provides a synopsis of this particular population’s mental health needs, relevant cultural characteristics and traditions, perceptions about mental illness, and preferences for services and supports. It also describes several mental health programs that have successfully tailored their services to meet the needs of diverse consumers and contains a comprehensive resource section with recommended readings and organizational resources. The report assists state mental health agencies in moving toward mental health service delivery systems that are appropriate and accessible to all consumers and explores ways to develop culturally competent public mental health systems and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.” (OJJDP)

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Treatment4All #MentalHealthTreatment

    MTC 1501 90Model Tribal Juvenile Codes – Native American Law Center at the University of Washington

    This Model Tribal Juvenile Code was created to “provide guidance, support and direction to tribal communities and their juvenile courts,” and is therefore general and should be adapated to the specific community jurisdiction that will utilize it. In this sample code, tribes have the opportunity to view a model which reflects “a core commitment to providing tribes with juvenile statutes assuring the fundamental rights of children and their parents, guardians, and custodians, and allowing opportunity for restorative diversions at each decision point in the juvenile justice process.” This may be differentiated from the many existing tribal youth codes that reflect adapted versions of adult codes and therefore fail to be appropriate for juvenile justice in a variety of areas.

    #AIANSpecific #Strategies4Success #JJDiversion

    NA MI 150 190Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices. A Manual for Counselors in Native American Communities

    This manual puts in a native context the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing for reducing substance abuse and dependence. It uses the voices of American Indians to provide examples of how traditional native cultures can be interwoven with the principles and purpose of motivational interviewing for change, and teaches the skills of motivational interviewing from beginning to end, including developing a working relationship, assessing readiness, creating an action plan, and more. A participant explains: “I believe that the concept of MI is already within our culture. In Navajo it’s with the beauty way or positive way of thinking. I think Indigenous cultures, native cultures, we have it in our culture already …” “I believe we have the state of the art, but then we get our degrees or our training and then the Western culture confuses us…”

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #NativeVoices #EBPs #SubstanceAbuse

    Reclaiming Futures Sicangu 150 190Reclaiming Futures initiative from a Sicangu Lakota tribal perspective: Lessons shared

    This paper discusses the experience of the Rosebud reservation and their work with the Reclaiming Futures Model through the Oyate Teca Owicakiya (Helping Young People) initiative. The challenges encountered and lessons learned in the partnership between Reclaiming Futures and the people of the Sicangu Lakota are presented in order to support the success of similar initiatives in the future.

    #AIANSpecific #TribalPerspective #LessonsLearned #OvateTecaOwicakiya

     

    To Live to See 150 190To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults

    This strengths-based guide provides the foundation for setting up a program to prevent suicide among AI/AN youth. The guide includes chapters on the risk and protective factors among AI/AN Youth, the barriers to the suicide conversation, strategies for responding to suicide, guidelines for community readiness and action, promising prevention programs, and federal suicide prevention resources. It also includes an extensive set of appendices that contains decision-making tools and resources and statistics.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskFactors #CommunityAction #Tools #StrengthsBased #ProtectiveFactors

    Toolkit EBP 150 190Toolkit for Modifying Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Cultural Competence

    This toolkit begins with an explanation of the importance of cultural modification of EBPs and continues with recommendations for the EBP modification process, from identifying clinical needs to successful implementation. Specifically, the toolkit addresses strategies and considerations for working with communities, assessing the cultural fit of a particular EBP, modifying EBPs, and overcoming barriers to implementation.

    #FamilyAsPartner #Challenge2Change #Strategies4Success #CulturalCompetence

    Tribal healing to wellnessTribal Healing to Wellness Courts: The Key Components

    This document describes 10 key components to tribal healing to wellness courts. It details the manner in which community-healing resources, the tribal justice process, and the physical and spiritual wellness of the community are incorporated to provide a healing to wellness experience that protects the legal rights of the participants. From screening to monitoring & evaluation to continuing interdisciplinary education & communication, this document describes policies and procedures that make tribal healing to wellness courts successful.

    #AIANSpecific #CourtReferral #Access2Care #CommunityHealth #StrengthsBased #Cooperation

  • A Tangled 150 x 190A Tangled Web of Justice

    This report details the scope of the challenges faced by justice-involved youths and their communities in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The document concludes with solutions and recommendations for both tribes and the U.S. government based on the author’s assessment of the issues.

     

    #AIANSpecific #Recommendations #PolicyBrief #Justice4All

    Roadmap 150 190A Roadmap for Making Native America Safer

     This report to the United States President and Congress contains recommendations for reducing crime in American Indian and Alaska Native nations and increasing justice for their citizens. It includes recommendations regarding jurisdiction debates, establishing intergovernmental cooperation, detention alternatives, and Alaska Native justice issues specifically. Of particular interest are the recommendations regarding strengthening tribal justice services and suggested juvenile justice reforms.

    #AIANSpecific #Cooperation #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction #CrimeReduction

    improving the relationship 150 190Improving the Relationship between Indian Nations, the Federal Government, and State Governments: Developing and Implementing Cooperative Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding

    This document describes the unique sovereign status of Indian nations, makes an assessment of current challenges in relations between the federal, state, and Indian National governments, and describes ‘recent examples of efforts to improve the relationship between these governments.” Lastly, the document extols the potential benefits of written cooperative agreements such as Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between state, federal, and Indian National governments.

    #AIANSpecific #Cooperation #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction #MOUs

    state and tribal courts 150 190State and Tribal Courts: Strategies for Bridging the Divide

    This document provides strategies for creating state/tribal court relationships that are “more productive, amicable, and mutually beneficial.” It “describe[s] the current landscape of collaboration between state and tribal justice systems, detailing the history, barriers to effective cooperation, and promising recent developments.” The document provides strategies for addressing many of the challenges faced by state and tribal governments trying to work together such as barriers to communication, and highlights examples of promising practices at work around the country.

    #AIANSpecific #Cooperation #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction #HistoricalContext

    Summary: Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System

    This summary describes the federal response to tribal youth during the case-processing stages from investigation to corrections.

    #AIANSpecific #TribalJustice #Jurisdiction

     

  • Blueprints 150 190Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

    This web resource provides a searchable registry of evidence-based programs for youth. These programs have been rigorously tested for effectiveness at preventing violence, delinquency, and drug use, as well as promoting ‘positive behaviors and healthy development.’ This website allows you to search by a variety of criteria, categories, or keywords, which speeds up the process of finding a program that fits your needs.

    #EBPs #MentalHealthTreatment #Database #Access2Care

     

    Residential BH Resource Manual 150 190Bureau of Indian Education Residential Life Program Behavioral Health Resource Manual

    This resource manual provides guidance for incorporating culture into the provision of behavioral health services and models for mental health services & supports that are applicable outside of the residential field. It was developed with intent to be a comprehensive guide to developing and maintaining residential programs for Native American children and youth who require behavioral health services. This manual therefore outlines the issues, challenges, approach, and purposes, the health service regulations and staff roles, describes a multi-tiered models, identification methods, service coordination methods (including resource mapping), and includes an appendix of forms, screening tools, and other resources.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Challenge4Change #Tools

    Honoring Children 150 190Honoring Children, Mending the Circle: Cultural Adaptation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

    This document describes “Honoring Children, Mending the Circle,” a “cultural adaptation of TF-CBT that supports American Indian and Alaska Native cultural views of well-being.” This training is available for tribes, and was built through work directly with tribes, and adopts “core constructs based on AI/AN worldviews” This document makes a persuasive argument for considering use of this model as a treatment for trauma in AI/AN children, and may also serve as a model for the integration of traditional practices and cultural competence into evidence-based treatment methods.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #StrengthsBased #EBPs

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Access2Care #WarningSigns #Tools

    Meeting the MH Needs of AIANMeeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives
    “This report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) provides a synopsis of this particular population’s mental health needs, relevant cultural characteristics and traditions, perceptions about mental illness, and preferences for services and supports. It also describes several mental health programs that have successfully tailored their services to meet the needs of diverse consumers and contains a comprehensive resource section with recommended readings and organizational resources. The report assists state mental health agencies in moving toward mental health service delivery systems that are appropriate and accessible to all consumers and explores ways to develop culturally competent public mental health systems and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.” (OJJDP)

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Treatment4All #MentalHealthTreatment

    NA MI 150 190Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices. A Manual for Counselors in Native American Communities

    This manual puts in a native context the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing for reducing substance abuse and dependence. It uses the voices of American Indians to provide examples of how traditional native cultures can be interwoven with the principles and purpose of motivational interviewing for change, and teaches the skills of motivational interviewing from beginning to end, including developing a working relationship, assessing readiness, creating an action plan, and more. A participant explains: “I believe that the concept of MI is already within our culture. In Navajo it’s with the beauty way or positive way of thinking. I think Indigenous cultures, native cultures, we have it in our culture already …” “I believe we have the state of the art, but then we get our degrees or our training and then the Western culture confuses us…”

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #NativeVoices #EBPs #SubstanceAbuse

  • Blueprints 150 190Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development

    This web resource provides a searchable registry of evidence-based programs for youth. These programs have been rigorously tested for effectiveness at preventing violence, delinquency, and drug use, as well as promoting ‘positive behaviors and healthy development.’ This website allows you to search by a variety of criteria, categories, or keywords, which speeds up the process of finding a program that fits your needs.

    #EBPs #MentalHealthTreatment #Database #Access2Care

     

    Residential BH Resource Manual 150 190Bureau of Indian Education Residential Life Program Behavioral Health Resource Manual

    This resource manual provides guidance for incorporating culture into the provision of behavioral health services and models for mental health services & supports that are applicable outside of the residential field. It was developed with intent to be a comprehensive guide to developing and maintaining residential programs for Native American children and youth who require behavioral health services. This manual therefore outlines the issues, challenges, approach, and purposes, the health service regulations and staff roles, describes a multi-tiered models, identification methods, service coordination methods (including resource mapping), and includes an appendix of forms, screening tools, and other resources.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Challenge4Change #Tools

    Honoring Children 150 190Honoring Children, Mending the Circle: Cultural Adaptation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

    This document describes “Honoring Children, Mending the Circle,” a “cultural adaptation of TF-CBT that supports American Indian and Alaska Native cultural views of well-being.” This training is available for tribes, and was built through work directly with tribes, and adopts “core constructs based on AI/AN worldviews” This document makes a persuasive argument for considering use of this model as a treatment for trauma in AI/AN children, and may also serve as a model for the integration of traditional practices and cultural competence into evidence-based treatment methods.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #StrengthsBased #EBPs

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Access2Care #WarningSigns #Tools

    Meeting the MH Needs of AIANMeeting the Mental Health Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives
    “This report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) provides a synopsis of this particular population’s mental health needs, relevant cultural characteristics and traditions, perceptions about mental illness, and preferences for services and supports. It also describes several mental health programs that have successfully tailored their services to meet the needs of diverse consumers and contains a comprehensive resource section with recommended readings and organizational resources. The report assists state mental health agencies in moving toward mental health service delivery systems that are appropriate and accessible to all consumers and explores ways to develop culturally competent public mental health systems and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.” (OJJDP)

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #Treatment4All #MentalHealthTreatment

    NA MI 150 190Native American Motivational Interviewing: Weaving Native American and Western Practices. A Manual for Counselors in Native American Communities

    This manual puts in a native context the evidence-based practice of motivational interviewing for reducing substance abuse and dependence. It uses the voices of American Indians to provide examples of how traditional native cultures can be interwoven with the principles and purpose of motivational interviewing for change, and teaches the skills of motivational interviewing from beginning to end, including developing a working relationship, assessing readiness, creating an action plan, and more. A participant explains: “I believe that the concept of MI is already within our culture. In Navajo it’s with the beauty way or positive way of thinking. I think Indigenous cultures, native cultures, we have it in our culture already …” “I believe we have the state of the art, but then we get our degrees or our training and then the Western culture confuses us…”

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #NativeVoices #EBPs #SubstanceAbuse

  • 10 Steps 150 19010 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening

    This chapter, from a larger document on Mental Health Screening within Juvenile Justice, details ten preliminary steps that have been found in practice to be necessary for implementing successful mental health screening programs. ’10 Steps’ walks through the practical objectives programs must accomplish when striving to reach the goal of implementing screening and serves as a great resource for those just getting started.

    #StepByStep #ObjectiveSetting #Procedures&Protocol #Access2Care #Implementation

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Access2Care #WarningSigns #Tools

    Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Settings (Guide)

    This guide includes a step-by-step framework specifically for implementing mental health screening in juvenile justice settings as well as an abundance of examples from the field and critical resources.

    #JJDiversion #Framework #MHScreening #CrossSystems

     

    Protecting Youth 150 190Protecting Youth from Self-Incrimination when Undergoing Screening, Assessment and Treatment within the Juvenile Justice System

    This document the issues of self-incrimination that may arise when a youth involved in the juvenile justice system is screened, assessed, or treated for behavioral health needs. The authors go into detail regarding both the federal and individual state legal protections against self-incrimination for youth in this situation and provides a template for preparing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the use of information obtained from youth during the screening, assessment, or treatment process.

    #JJDiversion #MOUs #MHScreening #CrossSystems

    Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice Systems: Identifying Mental Health Needs and Risk of Reoffending

    This brief highlights the benefits of adopting screening and assessment tools for both mental health problems and risk of reoffending among many youth populations. The selection of tools depends on a variety of factors.

    #MHScreening #Policies&Procedures

     

    Jefferson 150 190Screening & Assessment Manual (Jefferson Parish Dept. of Juvenile Services)

    This manual provides guidelines for the use of screening and assessment tools by the Jefferson Parish Department of Juvenile Services. The document provides procedures for screening and assessing juveniles when they enter the justice system, including instructions for screening tool administration, scoring, interpretation, reporting, case management, and training.

    #JJDiversion #Policies&Procedures #MHScreening #Access2Care

  • Adolescent Suicide 150 190Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model for Native American Communities

    This program manual details the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program, developed by an isolated rural Tribal community in the Southwest in 1989 in response to the disproportionately high rate of suicide among Western states’ Native American communities. The Tribal Council worked with Indian Health Services to identify risk factors, implement prevention activities, provide direct mental health services to high risk individuals, and “implement a community systems approach to increase community education and awareness.” As a result of these efforts a model of public health was created, the evolution of which is detailed here. The appendices include useful forms such as a Patient Data Reporting Form.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskAssessment #CommunitySystems #IHS

    Community Readiness Manual on Suicide Prevention in Native Communities

    This manual will help you understand and measure how ready a community is to address a particular issue like suicide, and how to use that knowledge to stimulate change. The Community Readiness Model (CRM) was developed at Colorado State University. The National Center for Community Readiness at CSU was formed to assist communities and tribes in using the model. The CRM identifies dimensions, such as leadership involvement, knowledge of the problem, levels of community readiness and can be easily scored by the community.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #CommunityAction #Tools #StrengthsBased

    Ensuring 150 190Ensuring the Seventh Generation: A Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Tribal Child Welfare Programs

    This toolkit, produced specifically for the prevention of suicide among AI/AN youth, includes background information, tools to help assist risk, perspectives on the role of native culture in suicide prevention, and concrete action steps that communities can take. While intended for Child Welfare Workers, the strategies, information, and resources presented in this document can be used across professions within tribal communities.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskAssessment #ChildWelfare #NICWA #CulturalCompetence

    Identifying 150 190Identifying Mental Health and Substance Use Problems of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Child-Serving Organizations

    This report provides extensive guidance on identifying mental health and substance use problems in youth and helping facilitate access to care. The guide goes into detail on recognizing warning signs, choosing a screening, administering screenings, setting up protocols for after a screen has been administered, working with families, partnership models, obtaining consent, and accessing services. The report also provides lists of appropriate screening tools with details regarding target conditions and age, administration time, format, translations, cost, etc.

    #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Access2Care #WarningSigns #Tools

    Preventing Juvenile Suicide through Improved Collaboration: Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies

    This report identifies priorities and strategies to help agencies improve collaboration, ultimately resulting in more effective suicide prevention programming. It includes recommendations tailored for suicide prevention supports and services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

    #Prevention #Tools #Collaboration

     

    Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention: Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification among Juvenile Justice Youth

    Identifying suicide risk among young people is a critical component of the comprehensive approach that the juvenile justice system must adopt to prevent suicide. Ideally, this identification is done with research-based screening and assessment instruments. To select effective instruments, it is necessary to be aware of the juvenile justice system’s responsibilities in preventing suicide, the contexts in which screening and assessment instruments are used, current standards for screening instruments and assessment tools used in mental health and juvenile justice settings, and specific instruments that are available to advance suicide prevention efforts. These facets of suicide prevention are explored in this paper.

    #Prevention #RiskAssessment #Tools

    To Live to See 150 190To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults

    This strengths-based guide provides the foundation for setting up a program to prevent suicide among AI/AN youth. The guide includes chapters on the risk and protective factors among AI/AN Youth, the barriers to the suicide conversation, strategies for responding to suicide, guidelines for community readiness and action, promising prevention programs, and federal suicide prevention resources. It also includes an extensive set of appendices that contains decision-making tools and resources and statistics.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskFactors #CommunityAction #Tools #StrengthsBased #ProtectiveFactors


  • AIAN Protective Factors 150 190American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescent Protective Factors: A Literature Review

    This literature review, published in 2015, examines research that identified protective factors among American Indian & Alaska Native adolescents. It identifies cross-cutting protective factors, recommendations from the literature, and sources that others may cite when explaining protective factors.

    #AIANSpecific #ProtectiveFactors #StrengthsBased #LitReview

     

    Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive

    This report from the Attorney General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence provides a summary of findings and policy recommendations to address the impact of violence on tribal youth. Commissioned as part of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood initiative, the report serves as a blueprint for protecting children exposed to violence in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The recommendations are a culmination of information gathered through four public hearings held between December 2013 and June 2014.

    #AIANSpecific #ProtectiveFactors #StrengthsBased #Community

    sharing our wisdom 150 190Sharing Our Wisdom

    “Sharing Our Wisdom is an effort to bring together community stories and experiences; shared through various forms of photography, artwork, music, prayers, songs, and dance that illustrate and honor traditional views of the world and ways to live in harmony. Providing this vital information through storytelling allows the receiver to gain a deeper understanding of how these traditions relate to the current work of creating a happy and healthy future for the next generations in promoting strength and preventing suicide.”

    #AIANSpecific #SuicidePrevention #StrengthsBased #ProtectiveFactors #SuccessStories

    To Live to See 150 190To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults

    This strengths-based guide provides the foundation for setting up a program to prevent suicide among AI/AN youth. The guide includes chapters on the risk and protective factors among AI/AN Youth, the barriers to the suicide conversation, strategies for responding to suicide, guidelines for community readiness and action, promising prevention programs, and federal suicide prevention resources. It also includes an extensive set of appendices that contains decision-making tools and resources and statistics.

    #AIANSpecific #Prevention #RiskFactors #CommunityAction #Tools #StrengthsBased #ProtectiveFactors

  • Advancing Trauma Informed Systems for Children

    This report provides guidance for structuring child-serving systems of care to be trauma-informed. Connecticut’s efforts to integrate trauma-informed practices into all child-serving systems are used as an example of how to develop “more effective and cost-efficient services that result in better outcomes for all children.” The document includes background information on the issue of childhood trauma and the organizations that are working to ameliorate its effects, a description of the key elements of a trauma-informed system, and a thorough discussion of Connecticut’s work to implement trauma-informed care within all child-serving aspects of its system.

    #Trauma #EBPs

    Healing from Intergenerational Trauma Teaching Video

    This video comes from ‘White Bison, Inc.,’ and American-Indian non-profit organization that offers culturally-based healing resources to Native America. This video is part of a multimedia curriculum on teaching healing from historical trauma to the next seven generations. Don Coyhis narrates.

    #AIANSpecific #NativeVoices #HistoricalTrauma #StrengthsBased #Healing

     

    Honoring Children 150 190Honoring Children, Mending the Circle: Cultural Adaptation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native Children

    This document describes “Honoring Children, Mending the Circle,” a “cultural adaptation of TF-CBT that supports American Indian and Alaska Native cultural views of well-being.” This training is available for tribes, and was built through work directly with tribes, and adopts “core constructs based on AI/AN worldviews” This document makes a persuasive argument for considering use of this model as a treatment for trauma in AI/AN children, and may also serve as a model for the integration of traditional practices and cultural competence into evidence-based treatment methods.

    #AIANSpecific #CulturalCompetence #Access2Care #StrengthsBased #EBPs

    ICCTC 150 190Indian Country Child Trauma Center

    “The Indian Country Child Trauma Center is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This Web site contains trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families.” (OJJDP)

    #AIANSpecific #Procedures&Protocols #Access2Care #Outreach #Treatment4All

     

    DCI Report of the Attorney 150 190Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

    The National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence created this report to provide recommendations based on the current state of children exposed to trauma in the United States. Their report includes an executive summary, overall recommendations, and sections on identification, treatment, community action, and juvenile justice reform.

    #Trauma #Nationwide #CommunityAction

     

    SAMHSA’s Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach

    The purpose of this paper is to develop a working concept of trauma and a trauma-informed approach and to develop a shared understanding of these concepts that would be acceptable and appropriate across an array of service systems and stakeholder groups. SAMHSA puts forth a framework for the behavioral health specialty sectors, that can be adapted to other sectors such as child welfare, education, criminal and juvenile justice, primary health care, the military and other settings that have the potential to ease or exacerbate an individual’s capacity to cope with traumatic experiences.

    #Trauma #Collaboration

    The school-to-prison pipeline 150 190The School-to-Prison Pipeline Tragedy on Montana’s American Indian Reservations

    This paper details the very real effects of trauma on the juvenile justice involvement of American Indian youth in Montana. It goes into detail regarding the legacy of American Indian boarding schools, imbalanced academic achievement levels and racially disproportionate school discipline, and a discussion of the possible approaches to stemming the pipeline flow. This document is of great use to those who would like to deepen their understanding of the traumatic impact of historical events on the current state of American Indian Youth.

    #Trauma #TribalPerspective #HistoricalContext

    Trauma Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

    This paper includes a compendium of examples from the field and critical resources relating to how juvenile justice systems can become trauma-informed.

    #Trauma #Procedures&Protocols #EBPs