Native Americans and Substance Abuse

When given a harmful combination of biology and environmental stressors, anyone can develop an addiction. Unfortunately, some groups of people experience higher rates of substance use and addiction than the rest of the population. Native American drug abuse is a common experience, with substance use on reservations devastating many native communities.

Learn more online at The Recovery Village Ridgefield

What Is Tele-Coaching

WHAT IS IT?

Connect with BIA, Tribal staff, and other child welfare professionals to improve your knowledge and skills, and discover solutions to specific cases when working with native children and families.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

  • Access presentations via computer or phone using Zoom. The link will be sent in an upcoming email.
  • Series begins Wednesday, May 13th and continues on the second Wednesday of each month from 9-10 am, Mountain Standard Time.

DATES AND TOPICS

May 13 Introduction: How Your Core Values Impact This Work
June 10 Drug-endangered Children: How to Meet Children and Family Needs
July 8 Assessment/Differential Response: How to Put these Steps into Practice
Aug 12 Decision-making and Removals: Making the Best Decisions Possible
Sept 9 Great Ideas/Successful Programs: What’s Working Out There?
Oct 14 Building Resilience: What You Can do for Children & Parents
Nov 11 Court-preparation/Testifying: Learning New Skills
Dec 9 Case Management: How to be More Effective
Jan 13 Stress Management: Tips on Successfully Managing Negative Emotions

 

Online Training

WHAT IS IT?

Web-based training modules, available 24/7, for drop-in learning for all child protection staff.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

The training modules are located below and are available anytime.

 

Basic Child Welfare Training Certificate

WHAT IS IT?

A certificate program to demonstrate your proficiency in the child protection processes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?

  • Complete the following training modules:
    Trauma-informed Child Development, Working with the Courts (Parts 1 & 2), Assessment & Differential Response (Parts 1 & 2), and Self-Help & Secondary Trauma
  • Participate in five monthly tele-coaching training sessions
  • Complete 12 hours of ongoing child welfare training

To sign up for participation in the certificate program, email ccfwd@umontana.edu.

The monthly presentations are sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and University of Montana’s Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development. All cases are monitored for confidentiality and are for training purposes only.

 

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Deadline Extended! BJA COSSAP Grant Solicitation : Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses

Deadline Extended!
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance
Abuse Program:
Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses
On behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) is releasing the Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses solicitation. The is apart of a series of demonstration projects funded under the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) to support national demonstration collaborations to build local capacity and support innovation. Under this solicitation, up to five tribal communities will be selected for an award of up to $500,000 each for a 14-month time period.

READ THE SOLICITATION

Applications Due by May 14, 2020
Eligibility
Applicants are limited to federally recognized Indian tribal governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior. This includes Alaska Native villages and tribal consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. Current Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) site- based grantees are eligible to apply.
Overview of Solicitation
The Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses  grant is designed to assist federally recognized tribes in identifying resource deployment strategies to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with drug overdoses among individuals who come in contact with law enforcement or are involved in the criminal justice system. Tribes will have implementation support from the combined resources and expertise of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with other partners.
Applicant Webinar
A webinar about the  Tribal Responses to Drug Overdoses  and the application process was held on March 26, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., ET. The applicant webinar included a presentation about ODMAP that focused on providing a complete overview of the capabilities of ODMAP and the implementation process. A recording of the webinar is available at
http://s.iir.com/TribalResponsesGrantWebinar . A PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation that was used during the webinar is available at  http://s.iir.com/TribalResponsesPPT .
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