The White House Council on Native American Affairs’ (WHCNAA) Health Subgroup developed a Trauma Initiative in response to input from Tribal leaders over time. The Trauma Initiative builds on the historical and intergenerational element of the National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda and is intended to increase awareness of federal staff as they work to support Tribal efforts. Ultimately, the intent is to ensure that cross-federal efforts support healing and emotional well-being of Tribal communities.
In support of the trauma initiative, the WHCNAA Health Subgroup in partnership with the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Indian Health Service, and the National Indian Health Board will host a two hour federal Tribal trauma training workshop on May 16, 2017 beginning at 9:30 am at the Hubert H. Humphrey Auditorium in Washington, DC.
The workshop features an impressive speaker panel which includes Dr. Dolores Subia Bigfoot, Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Dr. Ann Bullock, Dr. Karina Walters, Dr. Kori Novak, and Chief Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut. This is an open event, however federal employees are encouraged to attend.
The deadline to register is May 16, 2017 at 9:00 am ET.