Upcoming Events:

Compassion Fatigue: A Path to Wellness, Resiliency, and Self-Care. This online learning event will be hosted by the Tribal Youth Resource Center. 

Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Time: 9am AKT/10am PT/11am MT/12pm CT/1pm ET
Location: Zoom 

Compassion fatigue is a broadly defined concept that includes emotional, physical & spiritual distress. It is associated with care providers experiencing significant pain and suffering while caregiving. This session will share strategies to prevent & mitigate the effects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will learn to identify and recognize signs of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress within themselves and co-workers.
  • Attendees will realize how reducing occurrences and mitigating symptoms of compassion fatigue will aid in their efforts to serve tribal youth.
  • Attendees will review and practice personal self-care strategies to aid in reducing workplace stress.

Session Facilitators 

  • Dr. Marilyn Zimmerman, Senior Director of Policy & Programs, National Native Children's Trauma Center
  • Nona Main, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, National Native Children's Trauma Center
  • Veronica Willeto DeCrane, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, National Native Children's Trauma Center 

Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7bfyFVltRsaYzPRA3y2ncQ

 

Archived Events: 

The Tribal Youth Resource Center is proud to celebrate National Recovery Month in collaboration with the Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts Project. This year's Recovery Month theme is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community. 

Session: Youth Recovery
Monday September 27, 2021

11am AKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET

Description: Adolescence is difficult enough. When teenage use of substance becomes out of control, how do we as a family, community, or agency support a youth in recovery.

 

Presenters:

  • Anna Clough, Director, Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, Tribal Youth Resource Center, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
  • Kristina Pacheco, Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute
  • Lori Vallejos, Counselor III, Pueblo of Laguna Behavioral Health Services
  • Santana Bartholomew, Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Pathways to Wellness Coordinator
  • RurAL CAP

Developing Effective Program Processes to Support Youth Treatment in the Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court- Two Part Learning Series 
Session One: Understanding Tribal Youth Substance Use, Trends and Considering Community Factors

Session Facilitators:Kristina Pacecho, LADC, Tribal Wellness Courts Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Lori Vallejos Pueblo of Laguna Behavioral Health Services, Tribal Law and Policy Institute Consultant
Presented: Online/Virtual
Dates: Session One- April 29, 2021 
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/x5XnoMidNkM

Materials:PDF of Session One Materials 
Attendance: Open 
Description of Event:  The Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court addresses and responds to alcohol and substance use related issues through a holistic, youth-focused, and culturally-centered approach. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (JHWC) are operated by an interdisciplinary team drawn from a cross-section of the Tribal community. This two-part learning series will focus on the need for effective case management and referral to appropriate services to support JHWC participants. This series is appropriate for newly developing and existing courts as well as communities who are interested in learning more about Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. In this session participants will learn about the disease model of addiction and how this applies to tribal youth. Participants will additionally learn about the prevalence of substance use in tribal communities, including drugs of abuse and current drug trends in Tribal communities. Participants will be able to identify community factors that may influence Tribal youth substance use and identify resources within Tribal communities that can assist with treatment and rehabilitation of those youth who are using alcohol and drugs.
For More Information:  Email TribalYouth@TLPI.org 
Cost:  Free
Register By Visiting:  Registration has closed for this event. 

 

Developing Effective Program Processes to Support Youth Treatment in the Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court -Two Part Learning Series 
Session Two: Case Management Models and Treatment Services to Support Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Participants

Session Facilitators: Kristina Pacecho, LADC, Tribal Wellness Courts Specialist, Tribal Law and Policy Institute and Lori Vallejos Pueblo of Laguna Behavioral Health Services, Tribal Law and Policy Institute Consultant
Presented: Online/Virtual
Dates: Session Two- May 27, 2021
Session Recording: https://youtu.be/PnzT4D9EFkw
Materials:
PDF of Session Two Materials
Attendance: Open 
Description of Event:  The Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court addresses and responds to alcohol and substance use related issues through a holistic, youth-focused, and culturally-centered approach. Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (JHWC) are operated by an interdisciplinary team drawn from a cross-section of the Tribal community. This two-part learning series will focus on the need for effective case management and referral to appropriate services to support JHWC participants. This series is appropriate for newly developing and existing courts as well as communities who are interested in learning more about Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.In this session participants will survey case management models and consider issues such as communication, confidentiality and reporting. Participants will consider how treatment services operate in coordination with components of the youth's individualized case plan. Participants will engage in peer-to-peer dialogue regarding community resources that may support overall Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court services and operations.
For More Information:  Email TribalYouth@TLPI.org 
Cost:  Free
Register By Visiting:  Registration has closed for this event. 

Developing Effective Program Processes to Support Youth Treatment

Juvenile Policy and Code Development
Virtual Learning Series- Multi-Session Event

A Free five-part virtual learning series hosted by the Tribal Youth Resource Center and Presented by the Hon. Pat Sekquaptewa. The course will provide a virtual learning experience to support the development or enhancement of Tribal juvenile justice codes, policy and procedures. This course is open to all interested communities.Participants may join at any time. Archived materials will me made available via the "Session Materials" links below. 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6682154782456253712- This link allows participants to register for all sessions. 
Course Content Overview (All Sessions are 90 minutes) 

Session 1: Beyond Transformative- Designing Your Tribal Juvenile Justice System/Laws- Big Picture Considerations
This session will cover topics such as developing juvenile justice systems that define and separate dependency and delinquency provisions, specifically address juvenile delinquency/status offenses, and address the broad sprectrum of the juvenile justice process to support Tribal Youth. 
Session Date:August 28, 2020 (completed)
Time:11amAKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
Session Materials: Session PPT and Session Video 

Session 2: Philosophy of your System- Findings and Purpose Provisions that Represent the Values of the Community
This session will engage participants in a discussion toward the development of juvenile justice processes that reflect local values, desired impacts and preferred outcomes. Participants will review and discuss system development processes that provide for meaningful behavior change, fairness, and accountability. Participants will additionally discuss ineffectual system responses that may thrust youth toward harm, furthe delinquency and even the adult criminal justice system. 
Session Date: October 30, 2020 (completed)
Time: 11amAKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
Session Materials: Session PPT and Session Video 

Session 3: History of Juvenile Justice and the Courts- Individual Rights Innovations in the Model Tribal Juvenile Justice Codes
This session will cover a history of juvenile justice system and related implications for modernization and revision of Tribal juvenile justice system law and policy. The session will survey historic juvenile justice process, the develoment of contemporary youth rights as exhibited in the Model Indian Juvenile Code, and discuss adolescent brain development science as a compelling consideration for Tribal justice system innovation.
Session Date: November 20, 2020 (completed) 
Time: 11amAKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
Session Materials: Session PPT and Session Video 

Session 4: Integrity of Tribal Juvenile Court Process as  Foundation- Implications of Rights and Evidence in Juvenile Court Process
This session will survey the rights provisions and protections within the Model Indian Juvenile Code. Participants will engage in and discuss evidence provisions and the implications of more clearly defining processes and procedures related to confessions, interrogations, and admissions. The session will cover the potential for increased statutory rights for juveniles within a Tribal juvenile justice system (from the Indian Civil Right sAct to the Model Indian Juvenile Code provisions), as well as the right to counsel.
Session Date: February 5, 2021
Time: 11amAKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
Session Materials: Pending

Session 5: Integrity of Tribal Juvenile Court Process as a Foundation- Adjudication Alternatives
This sesion will discuss system development in which systems direct eligible youth toward diversion opportunities rather than toward adjudication and disposition. Participants will review processes that allow for contemporary rehabilitative and treatment focused diversion opportunities. Participants will engage in dialogue related to the development of the juvenile justice system that engages innovation with respect to local Tribal tenets. 
Session Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 11amAKT/12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET
Session Materials: Pending 


Prior Events:

Telling Our Story Through Evaluation- A Technical Assistance Resource for Tribal Youth Program Grantees
Session Date: 11/4/2020

Session Facilitators:

  • Sina Ikikcu Win (Takes the Robe Woman) Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs, Tribal Youth Resource Center 
  • Marneena Evans, Lead Research Associate, Westat

Session Materials: PPTand Resources 

 

 

Registration has closed for these events, please contact us at TribalYouth@TLPI.org for information or materials related to prior events. 

10th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training (September 28 - October 2, 2020)

The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training is a tribal-specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts. The Virtual Enhancement Training features Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies. ​The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is pleased to offer four tracks in this year's curriculum. The Tribal Youth Resource Center is coordinating the Juvenile Track:

  • General Wellness Courts
  • Juvenile Wellness Courts
  • Veterans Courts
  • Law Enforcement's Role

The Training will be oriented around the Tribal Ten Key Components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)National Drug Court Standards.

The Enhancement Training focuses upon tribal issues, including jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian Country; the incorporation of custom and tradition into the phases, case management, treatment curriculums, and tangential services; and the peer-to-peer sharing of successful Healing to Wellness Courts models in operations. Training topics will cover the adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, family dependency, DWI/DUI, and veterans models.

The Enhancement Training is free to all participants. A digital copy of all training materials, including publications, handouts and session PowerPoint presentations, will be available on the virtual training space and available to all attendees at EnhancementTraining.org after the event. You can view 2012-2019 presentation materials at our Prior Materials page. 

Register for the Enhancement Training at this link: https://triballawandpolicyinstitute.6connex.com/event/Training/login

 

 

 

Tribal Youth Truancy Prevention Learning Series Session Three: Developing Truancy Codes

Thursday, February 13, 20202:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  

Facilitators: Ashley Trautman, Anna Clough, and Alan Rabideau

As part of a continued learning series on tribal youth truancy prevention, this Online Learning Event will provide information regarding best practices relative to laws and policies specific to the issue of truancy to minimize truancy as a risk factor for tribal youth. 

Session Three Learning Objectives

  • Participants will survey examples of truancy code and learn how trauma informed practice can inform truancy codes. 
  • Participants will engage in discussion related to a tribal code self-assessment, a free tool to assist communities who wish to evaluate current tribal code language and policies to develop and/or enhance truancy codes. 
  • Participants will engage in discussion with specific consideration of opportunities for how trauma informed practices contribute to the prevention and reduction of truancy. 

Contact us for more information: TribalYouth@TLPI.org 

 

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 Resource Center

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. 

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

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.