These Tribal TTA Center webinars detail tools for planning and building community capacity to prevent suicide and substance use and promote mental health.
These tools include Community Readiness Assessments, Gathering of Native Americans/Gathering of Alaska Natives events, and Tribal Action Plans.
Community Readiness Model
The Community Readiness Model is a nine-stage tool that supports communities in understanding their readiness to promote healthy community change and targeting prevention efforts.
Community Readiness and Suicide Prevention
- Community Readiness Training on Suicide Prevention – Part 1 (1 hour, 41 minutes)
Discover the history and evolution of the Community Readiness Model, the stages of readiness, and the interview and scoring process to determine a community’s stage of readiness.
- Community Readiness Training on Suicide Prevention – Part 2 (1 hour)
Get an overview of the Community Readiness Model as it relates to suicide prevention and practical advice for conducting and scoring key respondent interviews to develop a community readiness score.
- Community Readiness Training on Suicide Prevention – Part 3 (1 hour)
Get a brief refresher of the Community Readiness Model, discuss interviews and scoring of results, and learn how to use interview themes and scores in developing a community-specific action plan.
Healing Our Relatives
- Healing Our Relatives – Part 1: Trauma-Informed Approaches in Indian Country (2 hours)
Learn about the impact of trauma on communities and how to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma. Discover how to identify trauma-informed American Indian and Alaska Native interventions and how local prevention efforts can be strengthened when prevention staff use this knowledge.
- Healing Our Relatives – Part 2: Cultural Interventions as Trauma-Informed Approaches (1 hour, 4 minutes)
See examples of how cultural practices can strengthen trauma-informed practices. Listen to participants discuss ways to assess and strengthen their services with regard to trauma-informed approaches.
- Healing Our Relatives – Part 3: Honoring Our Warriors (1 hour, 10 minutes)
An expert leads a conversation about how agencies and communities currently use culture to promote healing among veterans and their families.
Gathering of Native Americans/Gathering of Alaska Native
The Gathering of Native Americans/Gathering of Alaska Natives (GONA/GOAN) training is a positive, strengths-based, community-changing prevention curriculum for tribal nations.
- Access to the River: Community Capacity Building Through the GONA/GOAN Process (1 hour)
Explore the community mobilization process and how the GONA/GOAN works to build partnerships, expand service reach, and develop new avenues to enhance behavioral health.
- The Flexibility of the GONA/GOAN (1 hour, 15 minutes)
Learn how the GONA/GOAN curriculum has created common ground for healing from the effects of colonization across Guam, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and trans-border communities with veteran populations.
- Power of Storytelling: Opportunities for Healing Through a Community Lens (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Storytelling is inherent to tribal cultures and is a source of hope and resilience. Learn how storytelling can assist tribal communities in developing behavioral health solutions.
- Planning for a Gathering of Native Americans/Gathering of Alaska Natives (1 hour, 9 minutes)
Learn about the various aspects of planning for a successful GONA/GOAN, including creating committees and partnerships, building publicity, and arranging logistics.
- Cost-Effective Gathering of Native Americans Strategic Planning (1 hour)
Learn how communities can involve collaborative partners and local stakeholders and how to prioritize a community's voice in planning prevention efforts and leverage limited resources. Discover the GONA/GOAN’s role in cost-effective strategic planning.
- Wellness Planning: Creating Seats at the Table, But Who Should Come? (1 hour, 8 minutes)
Hear how Native communities can plan for positive sustainable changes, learn about planning as ceremony, and find ways to leverage current community resources to plan wellness and promote positive change.
Tribal Action Plan
Tribal Action Plan webinars are available to help tribes create a plan for rebuilding hope and addressing substance use disorders in their communities.
Developing a Tribal Action Plan
- Tribal Action Plans: Peer-to-Peer Discussion and Planning Practice – Part 1 (1 hour, 22 minutes)
Get an overview of Department of Justice resources through the Office of Justice Program's FY 2015 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation. This webinar is targeted to all tribes developing a Tribal Law and Order Act Tribal Action Plan to address substance use.
- Tribal Action Plans: Peer-to-Peer Discussion and Planning Practice – Part 2 (1 hour, 29 minutes)
Learn about the Comprehensive Assessment Process for Planning Strategies model, which offers a step-by-step process to define the plan’s purpose, identify strengths and needs, and develop a strategy to maintain momentum while implementing the plan.
- Tribal Action Plans: How Can You Use Data? – Part 3 (1 hour, 10 minutes)
This webinar reviews opportunities for tribes to enhance local evaluation and support national discussions on data. Learn about evaluation plans, why they are required, and how they improve ongoing performance and data reporting.
Using a Tribal Action Plan
- Tribal Action Plans: How to Get Started (1 hour, 9 minutes)
Learn practical steps for starting Tribal Action Plans, like creating a vision and defining strategic goals. Hear specific examples of what other tribal communities have done.
- Tribal Action Plans: Peer-to-Peer Discussion and Tribal Action Plan Planning Practices (1 hour, 10 minutes)
Hear how Tribal Action Plan training participants have implemented what they learned, such as by establishing or expanding tribal coordinating committees and attempting collaboration beyond the health care field.