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Online Role-Play Simulation for the Early Detection of Psychological Distress in Native Youth

“An Online Role-Play Simulation with Emotionally Responsive Avatars for the Early Detection of Native Youth Psychological Distress Including Depression and Suicidal Ideation,” by Jami Bartgis, Ph.D., and Glenn Albright, Ph.D..

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 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth TrainingThe Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Centerprovides culturally appropriate, trauma-informed and developmentally appropriate training, resources, information and other related technical assistance to all OJJDP Tribal Programs grantees and federally recognized tribes across the nation. The OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center has developed culturally specific training and technical assistance for tribes seeking to build capacity to develop, expand, improve and maintain their juvenile justice systems. Priority areas include juvenile healing to wellness courts, tribal youth specific prevention, intervention, and treatment programming and tribal-state collaborations to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native children exposed to violence. 

 

 

OJJDPThe staff at the OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center welcomes the opportunity to work with tribal programs in the coming years. With a wide range of skills and experiences in trauma informed care, cultural based teachings, community participatory evaluation, as well as mental health, law enforcement, suicide prevention, judicial expertise, child welfare, juvenile justice, tribal-state-federal relations, and tribal sovereignty, our staff is well equipped to provide a high level of technical assistance and training.We are housed in Oklahoma City at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). We are fortunate to have the extensive infrastructure of the OUHSC to support our efforts in providing culturally relevant and trauma informed principles in our delivery of services to the OJJDP tribal grantees and the other tribes who seek our services.

MISSION:

To eliminate health and justice disparities in tribal communities by improving the lives of tribal youth through culturally responsive, trauma informed, and developmentally appropriate training and technical assistance.

VISION:

A future where tribal youth thrive in healthy communities free of violence and harm.

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