Sei sulla pagina 1di 4

2nd Annual

Training Agenda:

Native American Cultural Awareness Training


&

8:158:45 Check-In, Continental Breakfast 9:009:30 Opening & Drum Group 9:3010:30 Native American Cultural Practices, Mike Dahl 10:4512:00 Break-Out Session I or II Session I: The Reality of HomeBased Services, Angela Bellanger & Jacinta Putnam

Applications in Mental Health Crisis


, 2012 Thursday, April 19 9:00 - 3:30 ent Center g Star Casino Ev Shootin esota Mahnomen, Minn
vance Fees: $25 in ad ce available cate of Attendan Certifi , April 6, 2012 RSVP by: Friday Must

or
Session II: Living in Balance, Dennis Hisgun & Lamar Hill 12:001:00 Lunch 1:002:30 Accessing Community Strengths When Responding to Crisis on the Reservation, Amy Nathe & Julie Smith 2:303:30 Panel Discussion/Questions/ Closing Prayer

Registration: Make checks payable to: White Earth Tribal Mental Health P.O. Box 300 White Earth, MN 56591 FAX (218) 983-4236 Faxed Registrations: must be accompanied by a Purchase Order. Mailed Registrations: Payment must be included with Registration. Registration questions contact: Maria Bevins @ (218) 983-3285 ext. 1284
Direct all other questions to: Tanya Carter, Mental Health Practitioner White Earth Tribal Mental Health Program P.O. Box 300 White Earth, MN 56591 tanyac@whiteearth.com (218) 983-3286 ext. 1328

Native American Cultural Practices Explanations of cultural practices; smudging, presentation of tobacco & sage, why sweat & how often, Pow wow & drum group meaning, celebration. The Reality of Home-Based Services - A tool box of dos and donts of home visiting, with specific examples related to the Native American Population Living in Balance The four quadrants of the medicine wheel; including our spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual self. The medicine wheel concept is used to keep balance in our lives and our communities. They will be talking about how in a time of crisis one of the areas are out of balance, speaking from both a Substance Abuse and Mental Health perspective. Accessing Community Strengths when Responding to Crisis on the Reservation Trainers will focus in what manner to approach Native American people in crisis utilizing the strengths of the community, they will introduce notions in feeling comfortable going to the reservation along with how to assist people in culturally appropriate ways in time of crisis.
Sponsored by:
White Earth Tribal Mental Health, White Earth Reservation Native Alive Campaign, Becker County Adult & Childrens Crisis Programs, Northwest 6 & Northwest 8 County Collaborative Adult & Childrens Crisis Programs, Stellher Human Services

Trainer Biographies

Angela Bellanger
Angela Bellanger, MSW, LICSW is an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. She graduated high school in Park Rapids, MN. It was at Minnesota State University of Moorhead where she completed her Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Social Work. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Angela has worked for 13 years in the mental health field for the White Earth Nation. She is trained in culturally specific trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, DC:0-3, PCIT, ASIST, SafeTALK and grief and loss. She currently is the program manager for the White Earth Tribal Mental Health Program for the White Earth Nation where she provides administrative and clinical supervisor for case managers, CTSS, ARMHS and Mental Health Practitioner Level II providers.

Michael Dahl
Michael Dahl is an enrolled member of the White Earth Nation. He has dedicated his life to learning the traditional ways of the Anishinaabe people. He resides in rural Waubun with his wife Crystal and their family. Michael provides traditional counseling services to Natives in urban and reservation settings. Michael was born and raised on the Leech Lake reservation and returned home to White Earth in 2001. He is the biological father of three children and has raised a total of 13 adoptive children. His passion is working with youth and helping people. For the past 20 years, Michael has been taught by the elders. He has many gifts and is a great asset to our community. He believes the greatest gift and hardest work he has done is being a dad.

Lamar Hill
Lamar graduated in 2010 with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a case manager and care coordinator for Youthworks and Catholic CharitiesFriendship Inc. of Fargo, ND and Access of the Red River Valley of Moorhead, MN. His experience is working with children, adolescents, families, and people with developmental disabilities. Lamar has specialized training in the areas of trauma, grief/loss through Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Additional specialized trainings include Paroent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Advanced Motivational Interviewing. Lamar is currently employed as a Mental Health PractitionerII by White Earth Tribal Mental Health providing community and residential (Oshki Manidoo) individual, family, and group based services on and near the White Earth Reservation.

Dennis Hisgun
Dennis Hisgun is a Sisseton/Wahpeton Oyate Dakota and has lived with his family on the White Earth reservation for many years. Dennis has worked over 30 years in the chemical dependency field. He has worked as a chemical dependency coordinator on the White Earth Reservation; an alcohol and other drug program coordinator at the Bemidji Area Office of Indian Health Service; a chemical dependency program director at the Minneapolis American Indian Center; and as a planner for the Chemical Dependency Division for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. He is currently working with youth at the Oshki Manidoo Treatment Center in Bemidji.

Trainer Biographies

Amy Nathe & Julie Smith


Amy Nathe and Julie Smith are sisters who co-own Inner Wisdom Counseling & Mediation, LLC. They are descendants of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and were raised on the Reservation. Amy is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She graduated with a Master of Science in Community Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Amy has been focusing her efforts as a mental health counselor on the reservation since 2007. Currently Amy contracts with the White Earth Home Health Program and the White Earth Indian Child Welfare Program to provide mental health services. In addition, Amy works part time for Solution Behavioral Healthcare in Detroit Lakes, MN providing outpatient mental health services. Julie Smith is a National Certified Counselor and is licensed in the state of Minnesota as a Professional Counselor, School Counselor, and Health Educator. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in School Counseling from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Julie is currently working and living on the White Earth Reservation, where she is providing mental health services at the Circle of Life School. In addition, she is also a volunteer of the Native Alive Campaign, a suicide prevention program on the White Earth Reservation. From September 2009 through December 2011, Amy and Julie co-managed White Earths Native Alive Campaign, working within the tribal communities on the White Earth Indian Reservation, creating a network of suicide supports. Amy and Julie trained over 200 individuals in suicide awareness. These efforts also resulted in a community driven suicide support hotline.

Jacinta Putnam
Jacinta Putnam completed her Masters degree in Counseling & Human Resource Development from South Dakota State University. Since 2006, she has been a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and has worked in various capacities as a mental health counselor for the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council. She is a Tribally Licensed Psychologist on the White Earth Reservation. Jacinta has specialized training in the areas of trauma, grief/loss, and suicide prevention. This includes culturally specific Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)- Honoring Children, Mending the Circle; & Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is currently a Mental Health Professional at White Earth Tribal Mental Health, working with youth, and is also the Clinical Supervisor for the Childrens Therapeutic Services & Supports Program (CTSS).

2nd Annual

Native American Cultural Awareness Training


& Applications

in Mental Health Crisis

Make checks payable to: White Earth Tribal Mental Health P.O. Box 300 White Earth, MN 56591 FAX (218) 983-4236 Registration questions contact: Maria Bevins @ (218) 983-3285 ext. 1284

Last Name ___________________________________________ First Name ____________________________________________ Organization ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________
City State Zip

Email Address ________________________________________ Daytime Phone ________________________________________ Evening Phone _______________________________________ ===========================================================
Payment Method: Faxed Registration/ $25 Purchase Order Mailed Registration/ $25 Check # ________ or Purchase Order Multiple Registrations (more than one); _____ Number of people registered** Registration fees included X $25 = ____________________ Total $ Included SessionIILivinginBalance
*Ifyoudonotchooseabreakoutsessionwewill randomlyplaceasspacepermits.

Chooseonemorningbreakoutsessiontoa end:

SessionIRealityofHomeBasedServices

Totala endingSessionI________ Totala endingSessionII________

=========================================================== **If you are registering for more than one person complete the following information for each participant, reproduce as necessary.

Last Name ___________________________________________ First Name ____________________________________________ Organization ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________
City State Zip

Email Address ________________________________________ Daytime Phone ________________________________________ Evening Phone _______________________________________ Last Name ___________________________________________ First Name ____________________________________________ Organization ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Street Address ______________________________________________________________________________________________
City State Zip

Email Address ________________________________________ Daytime Phone ________________________________________ Evening Phone _______________________________________


Sponsored by:

White Earth Tribal Mental Health, White Earth Reservation Native Alive Campaign, Becker County Adult & Childrens Crisis Programs, Northwest 6 & Northwest 8 County Collaborative Adult & Childrens Crisis Programs, Stellher Human Services