Promising Approaches in Tribal Community Truancy Prevention Program Development

Thursday, September 19th 20192:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  

Facilitators: Anna Clough and Alan Rabideau, Tribal Youth Resoruce Center

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Truancy Prevention is not a new endeavor in Indian Country. Many communities are working to address truancy and chornic absenteeism among Tribal youth. Engagement with local and community partners is essential to supporting youth as they navigate the education system. Diversion programs that can provide supportive environments for youth to succeed are more important than ever. This two-part learning series will discuss truancy prevention, chronic absenteeism, and the short-term and long-term impact of the same on Tribal Youth. 

Session One Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss and learn about defining chronic absenteeism, truancy, and discuss a brief history of Federal and State education policies impacting Tribal youth. 
  • Consider trauma-informed and family engagement prevention approaches as part of program implementation. 
  • Survey promising approaches in truancy prevention programming that are supporting youth success and diversion from the juvenile justice system. 

 

Supporting Student Success and Diversion through Truancy Prevention

Thursday September 26, 20192:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  , 

Facilitators: Ethleen Iron Cloud- Two Dogs and Tasha Fridia, Tribal Youth Resource Center. 

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Truancy Prevention is not a new endeavor in Indian Country. Many communities are working to address truancy and chornic absenteeism among Tribal youth. Engagement with local and community partners is essential to supporting youth as they navigate the education system. Diversion programs that can provide supportive environments for youth to succeed are more important than ever. This two-part learning series will discuss truancy prevention, chronic absenteeism, and the short-term and long-term impact of the same on Tribal Youth. 

Session Two Learning Objectives: 

  • Hear a facilitated dialogue with Tribal community Truancy Prevention Programs, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Attendance Achievement Program Staff and guest presenters. 
  • Compare and contrast successful strategies implemented to support local Tribal Youth and engage cross-county and educational partners. 
  • Discuss implementation of an effective truancy prevnetion program within the local Tribal community. 

 

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

Thursday October 3, 2019: 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:

Facilitators: Precious Benally, Tribal Youth Resource Center and Evan Elkin, Reclaiming Futures

 

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There is a noticeable gap in evidence-based tools that are tribally-adapted and validated for use in tribal communities. With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, Evan Elkin, Executive Director of Reclaiming Futures worked directly with the Yurok and Southern Ute Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court teams to adapt the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for use in their Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. This session will provide an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment practice and its use in identifying, reducing and preventing problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs among juveniles. Evan Elkin will detail his experience working with the multi-disciplinary Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court teams from two Tribal communities—Yurok and Southern Ute—and the process for adapting the practice for the individual Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

Learning objectives. At the end of this presentation, participants will understand:

  • Increase knowledge of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) practice and its use in identifying, reducing and preventing problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs among juveniles.
  • Increase knowledge of the process of adapting the SBIRT practice for use in Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.
  • Learn about unique partnerships with two Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, the Yurok Tribe, CA and the Southern Ute Tribe, CO to individually tailor the SBIRT practice for their juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.