Free Virtual Training Opportunities Available for Tribal Communities

  • Dec. 10, 2019, 11:13 a.m.

The Tribal Youth Resource Center in conjunction with Kognito, LLC is currently offering three free virtual training opportunities. Virtual trainings are available to OJJDP Tribal Grantees and other interested Federally Recognized Tribes. The virtual training simulation modules offer users the opportunity to create an avatar that engages in realistic scripted dialogue in a safe non-threatening environment. In each  module users choose responses, receive feedback from a virtual guide, and gain valuable knowledge and skills to engage with youth.  Three simulations are currently available. Communities interested in learning more about accessing the simulations can visit the Tribal Youth Resource Center website and can also email the Tribal Youth Resource Center at  

  • Trauma-Informed Policing with Tribal Youth -  This simulation supports law enforcement professionals to learn about the effects of historical and intergenerational trauma on tribal youth and how to lead positive police-youth interactions. The simulation covers because trauma-informed, building rapport and modeling respect and empowering positive decisions. 
  • Friend2Friend - High school students learn how to recognize when a peer is showing signs of psychological distress and master the conversations to motivate them to seek help. The simulation covers effective tactics for approaching friends about sensitive topics. 
  • At-Risk for High School Educators*:  Educators learn about mental health and suicide prevention, how to recognize students showing signs of psychologic distress, and master the conversations to motivate them to seek help. This simulation covers mature topics including disruptive behavior, anxiety, cutting behavior, cyber-bullying and thoughts of suicide. 

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