• November 24, 2020

The Ethics of Care: Dismantling Racism

The Ethics of Care PPT Over the last 30 years, the changes in the workplace impacting working-class families, racial tensions between different races, and cultural influences have been…

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  • June 3, 2020

Partnering With Tribal Communities to Promote Well-Being and Decrease Opioid Overdose Deaths

Partnering with Tribal Communities PPT The opioid crisis is a current threat to American Indian health, yet American Indian tribal nations are resilient and determined. In Minnesota, American…

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  • May 21, 2020

Using Trauma Systems Therapy (TST-R) to Improve Engagement and Outcomes

Improving Mental Health Services PPT This webinar will focus on improving mental health services for refugee and immigrant children and families. Dr. Saida Abdi will present Trauma Systems…

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  • April 28, 2020

An Indigenous Perspective of Co-Occurring Disorders

We will discuss a re-framing of mental health and substance use based on culturally-specific work in the American Indian community, including how historical trauma is a precipitating event, and how DSM diagnostic codes fall short of accurately describing conditions. We will focus on the indigenous view of health as holistic, and cultural teachings for healing and resilience that can be used for any client population. 

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  • December 11, 2019

Back from the Border: Mental Health Care in a Humanitarian Crisis

Viewers will learn about the trauma informed mental health work being delivered by a local Twin Cities group to refugee families waiting for an immigration hearing at shelters in Tijuana, Mexico.

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  • December 5, 2019

An Indigenous Approach to Healing Traumatic Stress in Indian Communities

This session, based on research, will help the participant understand the importance of utilizing culture appropriately when working with clients from tribal/Native American communities in terms of addiction treatment…

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