Useful Resources

 

The following is a list of useful documents and resources that can be referenced when working with Native populations:

 

 

SAMHSA Native Suicide Prevention Videos:

Publication Date: September 2019

Produced by SAMHSA, the first video is based on the “seven generations” philosophy of American Indian culture, this video builds a powerful connection across the generations, while offering a powerful message to young males to seek help if they are having thoughts of suicide. The second video appeals to the pride and strength of Alaska Native culture, using storytelling and a generational approach, to remind young males that it is up to their generation to carry forward their proud culture. 

“Seven Generations” was produced with the participation of several American Indian tribes and cultural advisors on location in Montana.“Heart of the Land” was produced with the help of a Native Alaskan film director, cultural advisors and members of several tribes in Alaska. SAMHSA is grateful for their assistance.

 

 

Link: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/national-american-indian-and-alaska-native-mhttc/samhsa-suicide-prevention-videos

 

 

Screenshot of page 4 of the document with medicine wheel

WAC’INYEYA: HOPE AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH

Publication Date: September 2019

This article examines what gives American Indian youth hope. The project included 56 rural tribal youth in focus groups across a Northern Plains reservation. The participants completed a Youth Personal Balance Tool to provide perspective on the balance according to a medicine wheel model of their lives. The focus groups asked questions from a strengths-based perspective about what gives them hope and how they could show others they were hopeful. The project culminated with the youth developing creative representations of hope and presenting these projects to family and community. Written by Jacqueline S. Gray, PhD, Lisa Schrader, Devon S. Isaacs, BA, Megan K. Smith, MA, and Naomi M. Bender, PhD.

 

 

 

 

 

Link: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/PublicHealth/research/centers/CAIANH/journal/Documents/Volume-26/26_2_2019_151_gray.pdf

 

 

 

Photo of the cover of TIP 61

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES

Publication Date: February 2019

Developed by SAMHSA, TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. The TIP also helps administrators, program managers, and clinical supervisors foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures.

 

Link: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/tip_61_aian_full_document_020419_0.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of the cover of the Culture Card

CULTURECARD - A GUIDE TO BUILD CULTURAL AWARENESS: AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE

Publication Date: January 2009

Developed by SAMHSA, this guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.

 

Link: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma08-4354.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover of Testing and Assessment with Persons & Communities of Color

TESTING AND ASSESSMENT WITH PERSONS & COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

Publication date: 2016

Published by Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI), this monograph on testing and assessment among racial/ethnic minorities is the fourth in a series of monographs to address diversity issues pertaining to core activities undertaken by psychologists in service of the major racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.

 

Link: https://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/testing-assessment-monograph.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transforming Tribal Communities: Indigenous Perspectives on Suicide Prevention

Link: http://www.sprc.org/resources-programs/transforming-tribal-communities-indigenous-perspectives-suicide-prevention

 

Guidance on Strategies to Promote Best Practice in Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents:

Link: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/pep19-antipsychotic-bp.pdf

 
Natural Disaster Family Preparedness Tools: 

Link: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSAMHSA/bulletins/240e853

 

SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center: 

Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/ebp-resource-center