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					                             Indian Health Service Headquarters
                           Division of Behavioral Health Newsletter
                                          June 2010

Message from the Director, Division of Behavioral Health:

Intimate partner violence poses a significant health threat across Indian Country. American Indians and
Alaska Natives experience some of the highest rates of domestic violence and sexual assault of any
population in the United States. In addition to physical injuries, victims of abusive relationships also suffer
emotional and mental abuse. The experience of abuse is also linked to adverse health outcomes among
American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Increasingly, health care professionals are recognizing that it is a major public health problem. A 2008
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on health and violence found that 39 percent of Native
women reported that they were victims of intimate partner violence some time in their lives. Healthcare
professionals play a significant role in addressing intimate partner violence and the health care setting offers
a critical opportunity for early identification and primary prevention of abuse.

Amnesty International’s report, Maze of Injustice, identified poor access to sexual assault forensic
examiners and other related health services as significant problems for American Indian and Alaska Native
women struggling with violence and sexual assault in Indian Country. It is critical that healthcare
professionals provide compassionate care to victims of crime. The Indian health system must commit to
improving victim of crime service delivery through policy, awareness, and linkages with victim assistance
advocates and organizations in order to more effectively respond to crime victims in Indian Country.

Starting in 2002, the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the Administration for Children and Families funded
an innovative initiative to improve the health response to domestic violence. The Family Violence
Prevention Fund, in partnership with Sacred Circle and Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance
Project, worked with more than 100 IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian health care facilities as well as domestic
violence advocacy programs on this initiative.

                                 On Tuesday, July 13, 2010, a major new report will be unveiled, “Building
                                 Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising
                                 Practices Report,” as a tool for all Tribal and Urban Indian communities to
                                 learn about building effective health-based responses to victims of
                                 domestic violence. This report explains how this work can be replicated
                                 and shares lessons learned from this innovative project. The report will be
                                 available as a PDF on July 13th on www.endabuse.org/health.

                                 Funding appropriated by Congress continues to support the IHS Domestic
                                 Violence Prevention Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to support a
                                 national effort by the IHS to address domestic violence and sexual assault
                                 within American Indian and Alaska Native communities. For more
                                 information, please contact Michelle Begay, Public Health Advisor, at
                                 (301) 443-2038 or by e-mail at Michelle.Begay2@ihs.gov.

                                                                        Rose Weahkee
           Spotlight on the 

      Oklahoma City Area Office 





The Indian Health Service, Oklahoma City Area serves the states of Oklahoma, Kansas, portions of
Texas, and Richardson County, Nebraska. In the Oklahoma City Area, there are 39 Tribes in Oklahoma,
4 Tribes in Kansas, and 1 Tribe in Texas. The Area consists of 12 Service Units:

                            Ada                Holton             Shawnee
                         Claremore             Haskell           Tahlequah
                          Clinton              Lawton             Talihina
                         Eagle Pass            Pawnee             Wewoka

The Oklahoma City Area has the largest user population in all of the Indian Health Service; the second
largest is the Navajo Area. There are a mixture of Indian Health, Tribal and Urban (I/T/U) facilities
located throughout the area. The large number of Tribal Health Care Facilities and Programs is a
reflection of the partnerships and cooperation within our Area to fulfill the health care needs of our
community.

As of October 1, 2008, there are six hospitals with four of the hospitals Tribally operated. The hospitals
also provide ambulatory patient care services in addition to inpatient care. There are 54 outpatient
ambulatory care centers in the area, which include four clinics located in urban areas:

   Dallas, Texas
   Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
   Tulsa, Oklahoma
   Wichita, Kansas

For information about the Oklahoma City Area Office, Behavioral Health Program, please contact
Don Carter, Area Behavioral Health Consultant, at don.carter@ihs.gov.




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                           Oklahoma City Area Office

                    Seneca-Cayuga Substance Abuse Program 

                              B.A.B.E.S. Program 





               Kristy Chance, L.M.S.W. uses the B.A.B.E.S. Program puppets to
               spread the word about the dangers of methamphetamine.


B.A.B.E.S. is an acronym for “Beginning Alcohol and Addiction Basic Education Studies.”
B.A.B.E.S. is a primary alcohol and drug prevention program designed to help children choose a
healthy lifestyle. Because of the increase of methamphetamine use and manufacturing in Northeast
Oklahoma, the Seneca-Cayuga Substance Abuse Program felt a need to incorporate methamphetamine
information into the alcohol/drug section of the B.A.B.E.S. Program. A description of what
methamphetamine looks like along with the effects of the drug is given to the children in a simple way
that they can understand.

The B.A.B.E.S. Program, through the use of puppets, teaches children skills to have a healthy mind
and healthy body. Some of the topics covered are: expressing your feelings, decision making, peer
pressure, substance abuse, asking for help when you need it, and physical and sexual abuse.

The presentations are given to students in a story form. Telling stories is among the least costly and
yet the most effective means of education and entertainment available. American Indians, including
the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe, have used storytelling for centuries as a way to educate the young about
their history and culture.

For more information, please contact the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, Substance Abuse
Program at (918) 542-6609.


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                                Oklahoma City Area Office

                                Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma 

                           Quapaw Tribal Substance Abuse Services 

         The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is located in            Rogers Middle School in Miami, and a training/luncheon
Quapaw, OK, in the Northeast corner of Oklahoma. The           event held at the Holiday Inn. Mr. Parnell is a
Quapaw Tribe has approximately 3,772 members. In               methamphetamine and suicide survivor from Tennessee.
August of 1998, the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma began             After spending twenty-three years addicted to drugs, he
the Quapaw Tribal Substance Abuse Services (QTSAS)             attempted suicide by shooting himself in the face with an
to provide outpatient substance abuse treatment and            SKS assault rifle. He has since devoted his life to
referral services. In the fall of 2009, the Quapaw Tribe       educating others about the dangers of methamphetamine.
of Oklahoma received additional funding from the Indian        In addition to David’s personal story of addiction and
Health Service through the Methamphetamine and                 recovery, the presentation included facts about meth and
Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) project.                  the dangers/effects of meth use.           Mr. Parnell’s
         Through the MSPI project the QTSAS has been           presentations were very moving and appropriately
providing methamphetamine and suicide prevention               tailored for each audience. We had approximately 300
programs in the community, schools, and trainings for          people attend the community event, and approximately
local organizations. Our first presentation was held on        1,100 students attended the school presentations. At the
April 6-8, 2010 titled “Facing the Dragon: One’s Man’s         conclusion of the program, members of the audience
Battle with Meth,” given by Nationally Known Speaker,          filled out surveys and were entered into a drawing to win
David Parnell. Mr. Parnell gave presentations at the           gift cards. The feedback from the surveys was very
Coleman Theatre in Miami, Quapaw Middle and High               positive.
Schools, Commerce Middle and High Schools, Will




                                                On May 5-6, 2010, the QTSAS held our 2nd MSPI presentation
                                                titled Question Persuade & Refer (QPR) and Dangers of Meth
                                                Training at the Robert Whitebird Cultural Center in Quapaw. Our
                                                instructors for the event were Howard Lane, QPR instructor from
                                                Lawton, OK; Glen Beaver, Kiowa Tribe, assisted Mr. Lane with the
                                                QPR training; and Mr. Rick Pickens presented the Dangers of Meth
                                                program.       QPR is a straightforward comprehensive suicide
                                                screening method. The training was very interesting and provided
                                                valuable information to organizations and individuals in our
  community. We had a wonderful turnout on both days for this event. We would like to thank Amy Cozad from the
  Kiowa Prevention & Injury program and all her staff for their assistance with the two day training.


We feel both presentations were very well received and provided our audience with a wealth of information on
meth and suicide. We set up booths at both presentations and at various events within our community to provide
information on meth and suicide including prevention, treatment, hotline numbers, etc. We are excited about the
future presentations and trainings we will be able to provide to our community members, schools, and local
organizations through this program. We would also like to thank the Indian Health Service for the opportunity to
provide these presentations. For more information regarding our programs please contact QTSAS at 918-542-4232.

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                                   Oklahoma City Area Office

                    Tulsa’s Indian Health Care Resource Center (IHCRC) 

                      Announces New Director of Clinical Training and 

                    Revival of the IHCRC Psychology Internship Program 


        The Tulsa Indian Health Care Resource                     “Native Americans have traditionally been
Center (IHCRC) is pleased to announce a revival             underserved, had limited access to behavioral
of its Psychology Internship Program under the              health care and few have had an interest in
collaborative direction of Megan Ballew, Ph.D.,             entering the psychology field or the opportunity to
Director of Clinical Training and Stephen                   do so. We have been involved for many years and
Shoemaker, Ph.D., Director of Human Services.               now we’re providing internships that can facilitate
IHCRC has rejoined the Northeastern Oklahoma                Native Americans going into the psychology field.
Psychology Internship Program (NOPIP). NOPIP                      One of the unique opportunities that we can
is an APA-accredited consortium comprised of                provide for our practicum students and interns is
several agencies which provide training for pre-            the many in-house resources provided via the
doctoral psychology interns. In the past, IHCRC             continuity of care that we provide at IHCRC.
participated in NOPIP as a partial rotation, but a          Interns and practicum students could have an
recent policy change now allows a host agency to            opportunity, for example, to consult with our
provide a full 40-hour-per-week rotation. This              Pediatrician, Dr. Bowling, or the Systems of Care
change provides a win-win for both the intern and           staff under the direction of Dr. Newcomb. IHCRC
IHCRC.                                                      has many internal resources available through the
        IHCRC has had a long history of                     medical, dental, optometry, wellness, and human
supporting the mission and goals of the American            services departments.” said Dr. Ballew. “These
Indians Into Psychology (AIIP) program. The                 resources will help us attract strong candidates.
AIIP program, part of the Indian Health Care                We are already attracting an impressive number of
Improvement Act, is designed to increase the                qualified applicants from across the country for
number of American Indian mental health                     the two intern positions we have available in our
professionals serving American Indian                       program.”
communities through recruiting, training, and                     Please visit www.ihcrc.org for more
promoting graduate education.                               information.
                                                                                        By Edward E. Rogers
                                                                                    Credentialing Coordinator


 Megan Ballew, Ph.D.
 Director of Clinical Training

 Dr. Ballew is a member of the Cherokee Tribe and was raised in Jennings and
 Claremore, Oklahoma. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special
 Education from Northeastern State University (NSU) in Tahlequah. She
 completed her graduate training at OSU in Stillwater with a Master of Science
 degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. While at OSU, Dr.
 Ballew was a member of the American Indians Into Psychology program.
 She came to IHCRC in 2006 as a Staff Psychologist, and became the Kasey Claborn, doctoral practicum
 Director of Clinical Training in 2009.                                        student (left) and Dr. Megan Ballew



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                                  Oklahoma City Area Office

                                 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 

                              Wind Horse Family Recovery Center 


        Sounds of laughter, sharing, and learning can be heard coming from the Choctaw Nation Wind
Horse Family Recovery Center located in Wilburton, OK. Voices of children and their parents intermingle
as they work through a family exercise designed to increase parent/child communication. This activity is
part of the “Strengthening Families” parenting education classes that are held weekly. Parents and children
learn new ways to interact with each and improve their behavior and family functioning.
        Funded through a grant from the Administration for Children and Families, Wind Horse, opened in
January 2008 in McAlester, OK. The grant serves American Indian children and their families residing in
Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. “We saw quickly that due to the distance most families would not be able
to travel to McAlester from Latimer County for services,” states Kari Hearod, Project Director. “But it was
not until January 2010 that we were able to locate a building suitable for all areas of our program.”
The name “Wind Horse” comes from a Choctaw Legend. The Wind Horse would come to American
Indians in need and care for and carry them until they were well and could care for themselves. The
program’s mission is to care for children and their families when they are in the most need and to help
provide the tools they need to live their lives free from alcohol and other substances.
        Families meet criteria for entry to the program if they have a child that is 0-18 and possesses a
Certificate Degree of Indian Blood. This child is eligible for services if in foster placement or in danger of
being placed out of home care due to parental substance abuse. Many families may have one Native parent
and one non-Native. Wind Horse focuses on providing services to the entire family by providing out-
patient individual, family, and group counseling and culturally-based case management services to help
with things like housing, employment, child care, and education. Families remain intact and parents gain
the skills necessary to maintain sobriety from alcohol and other substances while caring for their children
and in most cases, maintaining employment.
        Prevention is also a component of Wind Horse. Choctaw Nation is able to provide the “Positive
Action” Curriculum to area 5th graders. This education teaches positive social skills and decision making,
as well as substance abuse prevention and resistance skills.
        You may reach Kari Hearod at KEHearod@cnhsa.com with any questions.



Oklahoma City Area Office Tele-Psychiatry
The Oklahoma Area started providing psychiatric services to patients at the Wewoka and Anadarko Health
Centers in April 2010. The clinics are currently held every Tuesday and Thursday at the Area Office with
Dr. Don Chesler providing patient care. Dr. Chesler (pictured at right) is a
contract psychiatrist in private practice in Midwest City, OK. Other clinics are
being planned for the Clinton Service Unit in OK and Haskell Service Unit in
Lawrence, KS. Dr.’s Laura Webb and Robert Beasley have visited the sites,
equipment has been tested, and we are looking for a July start date for services.
Future plans have the Oklahoma Area providing services to the Riverside Indian
School as well as the Jack Brown Youth Treatment Center. Dr. Beasley, a Child
and Adolescent Psychiatrist, currently travels to these two facilities providing
those services.


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                                    Oklahoma City Area Office
                                                                      If you have ever lived in or just visited
                                                                      Oklahoma during the months of March
                                                                      through August, you know that this time of
                                                                      year is prime Tornado Season! Just in case
                                                                      you are new to Oklahoma, here are a few
                                                                      things you need to know.

                                                                      	 Practice periodic tornado drills so that
                                                                          everyone knows what to do before,
                                                                          during and after a tornado hits
                                                                      	 Designate an assembly area for family
                                                                          and friends if separated and there is a
                                                                          loss of power and communications
                                                                      	 Gather prescription medications during
                                                                          a tornado watch, just in case it turns
                                                                          into a warning
Springtime in Oklahoma! This photo was taken at Lake Stanley          	 FEMA has established the National
Draper , east of Moore and just south of Tinker Air Force Base.           Emergency Family Registry and
                                                                          Locator System (NEFRLS), which has
                                                                          been developed to help reunite families
                                                                          who are separated during a disaster.

                      Tornado Watch                                     Tornado Warning
           Tornadoes are possible in and near the              A 	  tornado has been sighted or
           watch area. Review and discuss your                 indicated by weather radar. Tornado
           emergency plans, and check supplies                 warnings indicate imminent danger to
           and your safe room. Be ready to act                 life and property. Go immediately
           quickly if a warning is issued or you               underground to a basement, storm
           suspect a tornado is approaching.                   cellar or an interior room (closet,
           Acting early helps to save lives!                   hallway or bathroom).


                                    Your emergency kit should include:

         Flashlight and extra batteries                   Work gloves
         Battery-operated radio with a weather            Duct tape
           band                                             Prepaid phone cards, spare credit cards or
         First aid kit with essential medicines and a       small cash-stash
           manual                                           A copy of insurance documents
         A large jug of drinking water                    Blankets and sleeping gear
         Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food                List of phone numbers and addresses of
         Towels, toilet paper and bathroom items            emergency services and protective areas,
         A spare pair of shoes                              physicians, family and friends


                                         Tornado Safety Links
               www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado     www.spc.noaa.gov                     www.redcross.org

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                                             News from Headquarters 

                                               Rockville, Maryland 





  2010 Indian Health Service/Bureau of Indian Affairs National Behavioral Health Conference Update

We are so pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart will be this year’s keynote speaker. Dr.
Braveheart an Associate Professor at Columbia University and President of the Takini Institute, will present during the
Mental Health Plenary Session on Co-occurring Disorders and Historical Trauma among American Indian and Alaska
Natives. The conference will showcase dynamic speakers that will present plenary and learning lab sessions focusing on
four programmatic tracks: Alcohol/Substance Abuse; Mental Health; Youth, Family and Community Wellness; and
General Topics. We will also feature facilitated Self-Care Roundtable discussions to highlight important self-care
related topics. Continued Education Units and Continued Medical Credits will be available. In addition, participants
will have the opportunity to attend the National Behavioral Health Achievement Awards Ceremony which will highlight
the outstanding accomplishments of IHS and BIA behavioral health providers.

An agenda is currently available at www.bhconference.com. If you have not registered yet, please visit the conference
website and register. We are excited to bring the conference to a new region in the California Area. This will be one
event that you will not want to miss! Please contact Ms. Deborah Black at Deborah.Black@ihs.gov with any questions.

                          We would like to introduce the        also did his doctoral work in Behavioral
                          Division of Behavioral                Toxicology. Mose taught undergraduate courses in the
                          Health’s new Health Science           departments of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at
                          Administrator, Mose Herne.            Boston University and Fitchburg State College. He
                          Mose is a member of the               also has direct care and program management
                          Akwesasne Mohawk Nation               experience in intensive mental health and dual
                          and comes to the IHS with a           diagnosis services through both the VA healthcare
                          broad         range        of         system and the IHS-funded urban health program in
                          experience.     Mose has a            Massachusetts. Prior to his acceptance of a position
                          military background consisting        with IHS, Mose was the Director of Public Health for
                          of nuclear and mechanical             the Franklin County Health Department in northern
  engineering, quality assurance, and departmental staff        New York State, a rural area covering nearly 1800
  training with the US Navy submarine force. His                square miles and including over 50,000
  academic experience includes an undergraduate degree          residents. Among other duties, he directed overall
  in Psychology from Clarkson University, Master’s              community health needs assessment and program
  degree in Neuroscience from Brandeis University, an           planning and evaluation activities related to
  MPH degree in environmental health sciences from              comprehensive, community-based public health
  Boston University School of Public Health, where he           services. Welcome to IHS, Mose!


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                                  News from Headquarters 

                                    Rockville, Maryland 

                 Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) Update 

                                 By Michelle S. Begay

                     Headquarters Division of Behavioral Health 


        This month, the IHS DVPI Program has             Ms. Michelle S. Begay, provided a presentation
been actively working to fund tribal and                 as a plenary speaker on the IHS DVPI program.
federally operated programs for projects                          Additionally, the IHS DVPI program
addressing domestic violence and sexual assault          participated in two sessions addressing violence
in tribal communities and in Indian/Tribal/Urban         prevention in tribal communities. The IHS DVPI
Indian Health organizations. During the month            program participated in planning sessions for the
of June 2010, the DVPI held an Urban Indian              Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention. The
Health Grant Review to award Title V Urban               federal partners are preparing for the Federal
Health programs. The DVPI Urban Indian                   Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit in
Health Organization applications were reviewed           Washington, DC on August 11-12, 2010. The
and awards will be announced shortly.                    other session was the Interdepartmental Tribal
        The DVPI Area Guidance was released              Justice, Safety, and Wellness Session 11 held at
by the IHS Director on May 7, 2010 to fund               Rapid City, SD on June 16-18, 2010. The IHS
projects in the 12 Areas and proposals are due to        DVPI program provided meeting facilitation on
the IHS Division of Behavioral Health on July 9,         tribal youth violence prevention issues with
2010. Several technical assistance calls were            tribal leaders. The report from this meeting will
held to provide information on DVPI funding              be submitted in a congressional report by the
opportunities to IHS and tribal programs. All            Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council: Tribal
DVPI projects are anticipated to start August 1,         Youth Juvenile Justice Work Group – Review of
2010 upon award.                                         Federal Policy, Practice, and Process for
        Starting in 2002, the IHS, the                   Intervention, Prevention, Detention, and Re-
Administration for Children and Families at the          entry for Tribal Youth.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services                      For additional information, contact
funded an initiative to improve the health               Michelle S. Begay, Public Health Advisor,
response to domestic violence in tribal                  Indian Health Service Domestic Violence
communities.       The IHS DVPI program                  Prevention Initiative,
participated in the 2010 Family Violence                 Email: michelle.begay2@ihs.gov or by
Prevention Services Act Annual Conference,               Telephone: (301) 443-2589.




               July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Copies of
               National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2010 resources are
               available for free from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
               web site. Visit www.nami.org/multiculturalmentalhealthmonth


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                                              Save the Date 


Responding to Methamphetamine Endangered                   Spirit of Giving Conference, “Weaving the
Children in Tribal Communities                             Traditional Pathway to Integrated Health”
BIA Office of Drug Enforcement                             August 31, 2010 - September 3, 2010
Registration and Training: Ron Hall                        NARA of the Northwest, Inc.
bubarhall@msn.com or 970-217-9076                          Red Lion on the River, Jantzen Beach
Program Content: Diane Payne, Justice for Native           Portland, Oregon
Children dpayne@aksummit.com or 907-694-5709               http://www.naranorthwest.org
July 20-22, 2010 in Bismarck, ND
                                                           Healing Our Spirit Worldwide
National T.R.A.I.L Diabetes Prevention                     September 3-10, 2010
Implementation Training                                    Honolulu, Hawaii
July 15-16, 2010                                           Register online by April 30, 2010:
Minneapolis, MN                                            http://www.hosw.com
Registration: http://registration.firstpic.org/
Information: 866-822-5827                                  20th Annual National/International Native
                                                           American Indian Alcoholics Anonymous
13th National Child Welfare Data and                       Convention
Technology Conference                                      September 9-12, 2010
July 19-July 21, 2010                                      Riviera Hotel and Casino
Washington, DC                                             Las Vegas, NV
http:www.nicwa.org                                         http://www.nai-aa.com

Tribal Best Practices Conference                           Rural Behavioral Health Symposium
Hosted by the ANTHC and USET                               September 21-23, 2010
July 25-28, 2010                                           Glendale, AZ
Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel                               http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/Activities/
Prior Lake, MN                                             Rural_BH_Symposium_2010.html
http://conferences.thehillgroup.com/2010tbpc
                                                           6th World Conference on the Promotion of
4th National Conference on Women, Addiction                Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and
and Recovery                                               Behavioral Disorders
July 26-28, 2010                                           November 17-19, 2010
Chicago, IL                                                Washington, DC
http://www.samhsawomensconference.org                      http://www.wmhconf2010.hhd.org

American Psychological Association                         12th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice
118th Annual Convention                                    for Victims of Crime
August 12-15, 2010                                         December 9-11, 2010
San Diego, California                                      Palm Springs, California
http://www.apa.org/convention                              http://www.ovcinc.org




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                                                 RESOURCES 


More Than Sad                                                       http://www.morethansad.org/
Find Youth Info                                                     http://www.findyouthinfo.gov/
ONDCP National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign                               www.mediacampaign.org
National Indian Country Methamphetamine Initiative                          www.ncai.org/meth/
Wellness resources for the military community                               www.afterdeployment.org
The Young Teens Place for Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure       www.thecoolspot.gov
Resources for active duty and retired military                      http://www.militaryconnection.com

SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Guide for Indian Country
http://www.sprc.org/library/Suicide_Prevention_Guide.pdf

“An American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Prevention Hotline: Literature Review and Discussion
with Experts.” http://www.apse.hhs.gov/hsp/09/AIAN-SuicidePreventionHotline/index.pdf

2010 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/tnc_progress_report.pdf




  The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) was established in 2002, SPRC is the nation’s first
  and only federally funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center, which collaboratively builds and
  enhances the capacity of States and communities in implementing and evaluating suicide prevention
  programs. Recently SPRC has added specific resources for American Indians/Alaskan Natives to
  their website. You may visit their site at: www2.sprc.org/aian/index.



                                                 Announcements

1. 	 2011 Healthy Native Communities Fellowship www.hncpartners.org
2. 	 “Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program” funding
     opportunity. Applications are due Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
     http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-OFA-TH-0134
3. 	 “Family Violence Prevention and Services/Technical Assistance and Resource Development to Expand Services for
     Children and Youth” funding opportunity. Applications are due Friday, July 30, 2010.
      http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-EH-0085
4. 	 “Family Violence Prevention and Services/Expanding Service for Children and Youth”. Applications are due
     Friday, July 30, 2010 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-EV-0084
5. 	 “Family Violence Prevention and Services/Expanding Leadership Opportunities within the Domestic Violence Field
     for Members of Underrepresented Groups” funding opportunity. Applications are due Friday, July 30, 2010.
     http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2010-ACF-ACYF-EV-0017



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                                                  http://www.indiancountrycounts.org


http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org                        www.ihs.gov/recovery




                                    Division of Behavioral Health 

                                         801 Thompson Ave. 

                                              Suite 300 

                                        Rockville, MD 20852 

                                        Phone: (301) 443-2038 

                                         Fax: (301) 443-7623 

                           www.ihs.gov/MedicalPrograms/Behavioral/


                            Rose Weahkee       rose.weahkee@ihs.gov
                            Bryan Wooden       bryan.wooden@ihs.gov
                            Jon Perez          jon.perez@ihs.gov
                            Peter Stuart       peter.stuart@ihs.gov
                            Danny Ukestine     danny.ukestine@ihs.gov
                            Mose Herne         mose.herne@ihs.gov
                            Amina Bashir       amina.bashir@ihs.gov
                            Deborah Black      deborah.black@ihs.gov
                            Michelle Begay     michelle.begay2@ihs.gov
                            Shelly Carter      shelly.carter@ihs.gov
                            Michele Muir       michele.muir@ihs.gov




                  Please contact Shelly Carter at Shelly.Carter@ihs.gov with
                   any questions about the newsletter or to submit articles.




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