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Native American Cultural Sensitivity for Suicide Prevention

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Native American Cultural Sensitivity for Suicide Prevention

Native American Cultural Sensitivity for Suicide Prevention is an immersive presentation designed to provide an experiential appreciation of Native American (NA) cultural – sensitivity, understanding, and holistic healing. This course is designed to contribute to the advancement, extension, and enhancement of professional competence for health providers, mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed social workers. (3 CEUs) Universal Native American culture and common traditions are explained, as well as the cultural diversity between Tribes. Participants will learn the significance of rituals, the nuanced levels of assimilation versus traditional values practiced, and why these concepts are important when working with clients. Kathleen Little Leaf demonstrates how to combine the Medicine Wheel teachings with clinical best practices and evidence-based practice for client care, explaining why the levels of enculturation can determine the levels or types of evidence-based treatments to use. Recommendations are made. Hour 1: Learning Objectives – Cultural Sensitivity: Learn Native American culture and traditions that are shared across Tribes: Medicine wheel teachings, oral traditions, traditional versus assimilated (living on/off reservation), extended families, home traditions, and family roles. Common issues are compared with pre-colonized life: defense mechanisms, substance use/abuse, hopelessness. Hour 2: Learning Objective – Cultural Understanding: Learn what happened to Native Americans in the U.S. Kathleen Little Leaf provides a detailed account of what happened to the Native Americans (99% population died by genocide). She also provides a first-hand account of her parents’ experience in boarding schools to explain the epigenetics of 1st and 2nd generations post-boarding schools. Using family systems, she illustrates the generational ripple effects of trauma. Hour 3: Learning Objective – Cultural Holistic Health: Learn what the Historical Trauma Response is (depression, suicide, self-medicating, suicide clusters, epidemics), suicide prevention, Medicine Wheel teaching: Cycle of Healing, Post Traumatic Growth, and helping clients increase their resiliency zone through cultural identity.

Continuing Education Online Event (3 CEUs)
$49.99
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Fri, 27 May 2022

Event Supported By

Pacific Northwest Social Scientists LLC
406-214-0029
Vanessa@PNWsocialscientists.com

Artist Group Info

Kathleen Little Leaf
peiganndn@gmail.com

Continuing Education Online Event (3 CEUs)