4th Quarter 2015 updates

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

New Products

All of our trainings and webinars are geared towards professionals working in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment fields. Webinar information and registration is done through Kate Thrams at, 319-335-5362 or through our website at Our past webinars can be viewed at our YouTube Channel at:

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Issues of Suicide and Response in Indian Country, Jacque Gray, PhD, Choctaw & Cherokee Nation


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Client, Family, & Community Education Robert Foley, MEd


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Spirituality in Behavioral Health Clyde McCoy, PhD, Eastern Cherokee, Sean Bear, BA Sac and Fox Tribe, Ray Slick, MSW, Meskwaki Tribal Nation


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Professional and Ethical Responsibilities Robert Rohret, MPH


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Women with Substance Use Disorders: What do we know and how can we help them? Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD


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Clinical Evaluation: Treatment Planning Dee Le Beau-Hein, MS, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe


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DSM-5 Training NAI/AN Website
Introduction to LGBT, YMSM, Native LGBT/2-Spirit Training NAI/AN Website
Weaving Cultural Traditions and Beliefs into Assessment and Treatment Practices for Native Americans Training NAI/AN Website
Motivational Interview Training Training NAI/AN Website


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 Children’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.





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