Promoting Mental Wellness: Addressing Suicide and Substance Misuse among Urban Native Youth During COVID-19 (2/16, 3/16, 4/20)

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The Promoting Mental Wellness: Addressing Suicide and Substance Misuse Among Urban Native Youth During COVID-19 series is focused on promoting the mental wellness of urban Native youth by providing UIO staff and leadership with a comprehensive view of the extent of suicide and substance misuse among this group, strategies of addressing these concerns through clinical treatment, with special consideration of the impact of COVID-19.

Who Should Attend:
Urban Indian Organizations

Providing Clinical Tele-behavioral Health Services to Native Youth In the COVID-19 Pandemic

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March 16, 2021 | 1pm-2pm ET

Presenters:

Dustin Richardson, LCPC (Blackfeet), Clinical Director, Native American Lifelines

Shane Lopez-Johnston, Prevention and Special Projects Director, Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA NW)

Objectives:
  1. Understand the scope of tele-behavioral health services.
  2. Identify challenges faced when providing clinical tele-behavioral health services to urban Native youth.
  3. Identify best practices in providing clinical tele-behavioral health services to urban Native youth.

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A Strength-based Approach to Addressing Stress Among Urban Native Youth during COVID-19

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April 20, 2021 | 1pm-2pm ET

Presenters:

TBD

Objectives:
  1. Recognize behaviors associated with stress in Native youth.
  2. Understand the negative impacts of stress on physical and behavioral wellness.
  3. Identify interventions/coping strategies/strengths-based solutions for chronic stress in Native youth.
  4. Identify how stress is intensified among Native communities by COVID-19.
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Past Events

Understanding Suicide and Substance Misuse Among Urban Native Youth

Feb 16, 2021 | 1pm-2pm ET

Presenters:

Kelley McCall, Intern, National Council of Urban Indian Health

Objectives:
  1. Understand extent of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
  2. Recognize risk factors of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
  3. Recognize protective factors of substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults
  4. Assess the impact of COVID-19 on substance misuse and suicide among Native Youth and Young Adults

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By NCUIH, posted on Wednesday February 3, 2021