Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaskan Natives

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This education course is based on the SAMHSA TIP 61: Behavioral Health Service for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.  This education course offers practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. This training is geared towards behavioral health provider information on the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge.  Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures. This education covers the Clinical Intake and Screening, Treatment Planning, Counseling Services and Case management skills of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning ObjectivesUpon completion of this education course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand addressing historical trauma in treatment planning;
  2. Demonstrate culture awareness and competence in substance use treatment for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives;
  3. Identify social challenges in and behavioral health concerns in substance use treatment for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives.

  • American Indian & Alaska Native as Audience
  • Community Coalitions
  • Policymakers
  • Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers
  • Public Health Professionals

 

 

AuthorSubstance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 61. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18- 5070EXSUMM. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018.

Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C