American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities operate in a context that has unique needs for serving children and youth with mental health and substance use issues. This Pre-Institutes Training Program helps participants understand the historic trauma that impacts AI/AN individuals and communities, and how to build on cultural strengths and resiliency. Learn more

  • CAPT Andrew Hunt, MSW, LICSW, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral Health, Indian Health Service

  • Teresia Paul, Student Health Program Specialist, Bureau of Indian Education

  • Diane Hietpas, Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, Menominee Tribal Clinic, Wisconsin

  • Sarah Kastelic, PhD. Executive Director, National Indian Child Welfare Association