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 and prevention. When counselor and client rapport is emphasized and effective, the client benefits at a higher rate and relapse rates are reduced.
Leon Leader Charge, BS
Leon Leader Charge, BS, is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud S.D., and also a part of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, S.D. Leon recently completed a B.S. Addiction Studies from the University of South Dakota, with an emphasis in treatment and prevention continuum.