The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center provides American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities with tools for preventing mental and substance use disorders and suicide and promoting mental health.
The Tribal TTA Center guides tribal communities and organizations in applying cultural knowledge and strengths to support wellness around substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health. We define TTA as the process of providing targeted support using culturally relevant, evidence-based, holistic approach to support Native communities in their self-determination efforts through infrastructure development and capacity building, as well as program planning and implementation. The Tribal TTA Center helps Native communities build local capacity and skills, and TTA is customized and tailored to meet the need and readiness level of each community we work with.
Our work is driven by a strategic cultural framework that is based on visions of success, circles of relationships, and a sense of hope. Learn more about the Strategic Cultural Framework.
The documents below provide more information about the Tribal TTA Center and services we offer:
- Tribal TTA Center Brochure (PDF | 1.3 MB)
- Tribal TTA Center Menu of Services (PDF | 496 KB)
- Tribal TTA Center Overview Fact Sheet (PDF | 224 KB)
Our Vision: Leveraging Cultural Strengths
AI/AN communities have the cultural knowledge, skills, and resilience to create hope and healing. Their cultural beliefs and practices provide a foundation for promoting lasting wellness, solving problems, and taking action.
Our Goal: Promoting Wellness in AI/AN Communities
The Tribal TTA Center supports wellness in AI/AN communities by providing meaningful TTA that honors tribal ways of life and respects and protects government-to-government relations.
The goal of our TTA is to decrease the impact of risk factors and increase protective factors that are linked to the healthy and safe development of AI/AN children and their families.
Our staff understands the special circumstances of AI/AN communities and will work to build a relationship with and empower your community.
Our TTA coordinators personally visit and work with communities who need TTA. They know the unique strengths of AI/AN communities.
- Lori King (Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians)
Contact us to request TTA or ask for more information.
Supporting Wellness Through Partnership
The Tribal TTA Center has partners in supporting wellness and prevention efforts in Indian Country. They offer tools and resources for communities. Partners within SAMHSA or funded by SAMHSA include:
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network
- Disaster Technical Assistance Center
- Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families TA Center
- Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse
The Center has many more partners in promoting mental health. Learn more about our collaborative partners.