Current Events: 

10th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training (September 28 - October 2, 2020)

The Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Virtual Enhancement Training is a tribal-specific national training for tribal problem-solving courts. The Virtual Enhancement Training features Wellness Court best practices and innovative strategies. ​The Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) is pleased to offer four tracks in this year's curriculum. The Tribal Youth Resource Center is coordinating the Juvenile Track:

  • General Wellness Courts
  • Juvenile Wellness Courts
  • Veterans Courts
  • Law Enforcement's Role

The Training will be oriented around the Tribal Ten Key Components and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)National Drug Court Standards.

The Enhancement Training focuses upon tribal issues, including jurisdictional and legal issues unique to Indian Country; the incorporation of custom and tradition into the phases, case management, treatment curriculums, and tangential services; and the peer-to-peer sharing of successful Healing to Wellness Courts models in operations. Training topics will cover the adult criminal, juvenile delinquency, family dependency, DWI/DUI, and veterans models.

The Enhancement Training is free to all participants. A digital copy of all training materials, including publications, handouts and session PowerPoint presentations, will be available on the virtual training space and available to all attendees at EnhancementTraining.org after the event. You can view 2012-2019 presentation materials at our Prior Materials page. 

Register for the Enhancement Training at this link: https://triballawandpolicyinstitute.6connex.com/event/Training/login


Prior Events:

Registration has closed for these events, please contact us at TribalYouth@TLPI.org for information or materials related to prior events. 

Tribal Youth Truancy Prevention Learning Series Session Three: Developing Truancy Codes

Thursday, February 13, 20202:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  

Facilitators: Ashley Trautman, Anna Clough, and Alan Rabideau

As part of a continued learning series on tribal youth truancy prevention, this Online Learning Event will provide information regarding best practices relative to laws and policies specific to the issue of truancy to minimize truancy as a risk factor for tribal youth. 

Session Three Learning Objectives

  • Participants will survey examples of truancy code and learn how trauma informed practice can inform truancy codes. 
  • Participants will engage in discussion related to a tribal code self-assessment, a free tool to assist communities who wish to evaluate current tribal code language and policies to develop and/or enhance truancy codes. 
  • Participants will engage in discussion with specific consideration of opportunities for how trauma informed practices contribute to the prevention and reduction of truancy. 

Contact us for more information: TribalYouth@TLPI.org 

 

Promising Approaches in Tribal Community Truancy Prevention Program Development

Thursday, September 19th 20192:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  

Facilitators: Anna Clough and Alan Rabideau, Tribal Youth Resource Center

Truancy Prevention is not a new endeavor in Indian Country. Many communities are working to address truancy and chornic absenteeism among Tribal youth. Engagement with local and community partners is essential to supporting youth as they navigate the education system. Diversion programs that can provide supportive environments for youth to succeed are more important than ever. This two-part learning series will discuss truancy prevention, chronic absenteeism, and the short-term and long-term impact of the same on Tribal Youth. 

Session One Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss and learn about defining chronic absenteeism, truancy, and discuss a brief history of Federal and State education policies impacting Tribal youth. 
  • Consider trauma-informed and family engagement prevention approaches as part of program implementation. 
  • Survey promising approaches in truancy prevention programming that are supporting youth success and diversion from the juvenile justice system. 

 

Supporting Student Success and Diversion through Truancy Prevention

Thursday September 26, 20192:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:  , 

Facilitators: Ethleen Iron Cloud- Two Dogs and Tasha Fridia, Tribal Youth Resource Center. 

Truancy Prevention is not a new endeavor in Indian Country. Many communities are working to address truancy and chornic absenteeism among Tribal youth. Engagement with local and community partners is essential to supporting youth as they navigate the education system. Diversion programs that can provide supportive environments for youth to succeed are more important than ever. This two-part learning series will discuss truancy prevention, chronic absenteeism, and the short-term and long-term impact of the same on Tribal Youth. 

Session Two Learning Objectives: 

  • Hear a facilitated dialogue with Tribal community Truancy Prevention Programs, including the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's Attendance Achievement Program Staff and guest presenters. 
  • Compare and contrast successful strategies implemented to support local Tribal Youth and engage cross-county and educational partners. 
  • Discuss implementation of an effective truancy prevnetion program within the local Tribal community. 

 

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

Thursday October 3, 2019: 2:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT:

Facilitators: Precious Benally, Tribal Youth Resource Center and Evan Elkin, Reclaiming Futures

There is a noticeable gap in evidence-based tools that are tribally-adapted and validated for use in tribal communities. With funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, Evan Elkin, Executive Director of Reclaiming Futures worked directly with the Yurok and Southern Ute Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court teams to adapt the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for use in their Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts. This session will provide an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment practice and its use in identifying, reducing and preventing problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs among juveniles. Evan Elkin will detail his experience working with the multi-disciplinary Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court teams from two Tribal communities—Yurok and Southern Ute—and the process for adapting the practice for the individual Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts

Learning objectives. At the end of this presentation, participants will understand:

  • Increase knowledge of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) practice and its use in identifying, reducing and preventing problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs among juveniles.
  • Increase knowledge of the process of adapting the SBIRT practice for use in Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.
  • Learn about unique partnerships with two Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts, the Yurok Tribe, CA and the Southern Ute Tribe, CO to individually tailor the SBIRT practice for their juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts.