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.
Assembling a Grants Package
The following series focuses on strategies for effectively responding to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) while keeping your unique community in mind. Part 1 discusses increasing your understanding of how SAMHSA FOAs are organized; reviewing the structure and elements of a standard SAMHSA FOA; and suggestions and tips based on the presenter’s years of experience. Part 2 provides a step-by-step review of the grant structure and suggestions for a strategic response from your community. Learn more at https://www.samhsa.gov/.
- Assembling a Grants Package Part 1 (1 hour, 27 minutes)
- Assembling a Grants Package Part 2 (1 hour, 34 minutes)
- Assembling a Grants Package Series Playlist
Building Strong Sovereign Nations
A three-part series which will examine common elements of tribal governance. A comprehensive understanding of these components is provided to offer insight that might better allow you to create community-based behavioral wellness programs for tribal members.
- Building Strong Sovereign Nations Part 1: Ethics, Roles & Responsibilities of Tribal Leaders (1 hour, 19 minutes)
An overview of the roles and responsibilities of tribal elected officials, and the executive, legislative, and judicial functions of government. The Tribal Council’s role as policy makers rather than day to day managers will also be reviewed, as will the topic of ethics in government.
- Building Strong Sovereign Nations Part 2: Fiscal Management in Indian Country (1 hour)
An overview of how to read government and for profit financial statements and examine models for revenue allocation, fiscal planning, and financial investment.
- Building Strong Sovereign Nations Part 3: Conducting Effective Meetings in Tribal Communities (1 hour, 12 minutes)
An examination of processes for running effective meetings. Participants will develop skills for establishing rules of their own that truly fit their program. The importance of good meeting facilitation and record-keeping will also be emphasized.
Language, Culture, and Intervention
Language, Culture, and Intervention: A three-part series devoted to discussing resources that will increase the impact of your program while using cultural components that are unique to tribes and your community specifically.
- Language, Culture, and Intervention Part 1: Culture & Adapting Intervention (1 hour, 24 minutes)
American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities are steeped in ceremony and traditions that have been practiced for thousands of years. However, the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) has few tools targeted specifically for AI/AN use. As a result, many native communities have adapted other promising practices and/or evidence-based programs to fit their cultural worldview. This session will explore various interventions AI/AN communities have adapted for effective behavioral health programming. Learn more at https://www.samhsa.gov.
- Language, Culture, and Intervention Part 2: Marketing Your Program (1 hour, 30 minutes)
If your community is not aware of your program, how can you help them? Social marketing is an integral component of successful behavioral health interventions. While social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are part of that marketing, a flyer can still be an effective tool to share program information or an event. We will talk with a community that is using social marketing to effectively maintain community engagement, leading to empowerment, ownership and sustainability. Learn more at https://www.samhsa.gov/native-connections.
- Language Culture and Intervention Part 3: Implementing Evidence-Based Intervention (1 hour, 33 minutes)
Have you been to a training and thought, “This won’t work for my community.”? Are you looking for a curriculum that will fit your tribal community’s needs and readiness level? Join us as we take a deeper look at evidence-based interventions that have a cultural component and are targeted for tribal communities. We will explore how to develop and integrate these curricula to fit your specific tribal community or program. Learn more at https://www.samhsa.gov/native-connections.
This series is dedicated to sharing effective resources, strategies and models focused on suicide prevention in native communities. It is important that tribes and urban native communities have access to programs that can be modified to reflect the cultural norms and traditions of their region. Guests will discuss how they have adapted programs to their own communities, and the importance of community readiness in the success of any prevention program.
- Suicide Prevention Part 1: Healing Methods in Native Communities (1 hour, 4 minutes)
A review of evidence-based interventions in native communities to prevent suicide. We will look at how programs such as Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), SafeTalk, ASIST, and Project Venture work in conjunction with cultural sensitivity as effective tools in these native communities.
- Suicide Prevention Part 2: Healing Methods for Training Teams in Crisis Response (1 hour, 3 minutes)
A look at native communities that have recognized the need for staff trained in responding to a suicide crisis in their tribe. The Eastern Agency of the Navajo Nation has developed protocols for law enforcement and behavioral health professionals to follow in the wake of a suicide crisis. We will discuss their journey of recognizing the need, developing a process, and implementation.
- Suicide Prevention Part 3: Postvention: The Importance of Planning, Preparing, and Readiness (58 minutes)
A discussion of the role of postvention, and the importance of knowing your community’s readiness level as you consider postvention planning. We will also review postvention/crisis response dynamics, including: primary goals, creating a plan, and protocols.
- Suicide Prevention Series Playlist
Tribal Action Plan
- Resources to Help Develop and Support a Tribal Action Plan (TAP) (1 hour)
This webinar describes the purpose of a Tribal Action Plan (TAP) and reviews resources for writing and funding, and answers common questions about TAP development. TAP’s purpose is to create an opportunity for tribes to proactively address alcohol/substance misuse, self-identify existing strengths and resources in the community, assess prevention and treatment needs, coordinate resources, identify gaps, and develop a strategic action plan.
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.