In this issue, we feature updates about our xaʔtu̓s (First Face) for the Mental Health training program. xaʔtu̓s training is a product of the Center for Indigenous Research Collaboration Learning (CIRCLE), with funding from the National Institutes of Health Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH).
xaʔtu̓s (First Face) for Mental Health training prepares peers, teachers, coaches, and other community members to be the “First Face” supporting someone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Anyone can serve as a Face Face – including you!
xaʔtu̓s (pronounced hah-toos) training will be coming to the Colville Confederated Tribes, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Kalispel Tribe, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Nez Perce Tribe, Kootenai Tribe, and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla starting in the summer of 2023. To sign up for updates about xaʔtu̓s training in your area click on the link below.