The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and the New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend the Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance, a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. This no-cost telehealth series will be held throughout 2022 on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length that will provide an opportunity for participants to:
- Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health,
- Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health, and
- Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens.
In addition, the concept of Native psychological brilliance will be highlighted through Native music videos and Native spoken word performances as part of each session of the Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance series.
The October 25, 2022 session will feature Professor Joseph P. Gone, member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre Tribal National of Montana. Dr. Gone is a Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Anthropology) and in the Faculty of Medicine (Global Health and Social Medicine) at Harvard University, where he also serves as the Faculty Director of the Harvard University Native American Program. He is nationally known for his work on the field of Native American mental health. Dr. Gone will speak on "Re-imagining Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Centering Indigenous Perspectives."
Who should attend? Tribal health directors, clinic staff, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, Tribal Epidemiology Center staff, and anyone supporting Tribal communities through the health or behavioral health sector are welcome to join.