Native Youth School and Community Wellness Conference
Advancing community and school mental health practices with Native American Youth during turbulent times.
November 17-19, 2021 via Zoom
Nov 17: 3:00-6:30 p.m. • Nov. 18: 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Nov. 19: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Each year, the annual Native American Youth Mental Health Conference brings together leaders, educators, mental health practitioners, researchers, Native American youth, and other stakeholders in fields related to Native American mental health to share up-to-date research and best practices on youth mental health & wellness. This year’s virtual conference will provide innovative insights, research and practices on Native American Youth School and Community Mental Health.
Please join us to discover culturally relevant and science-based strategies to improve the mental health and wellness of Native American youth and families; to improve school practices that better support Native American students and create caring, trauma-sensitive classrooms; to learn about different ways to re-engage youth during crisis; and to learn how to use indigenous values and teachings to empower schools and communities.
Educators, school administrators, Native American community members, and professionals working with Native American youth should attend.
By attending this conference, you will gain knowledge about:
- Promoting mental health in school, youth and young adults
- Using a “Systems of Care” Framework to promote wellness in schools and communities
- The science of culturally relevant trauma informed interventions in community mental health clinics and schools
- Best Practices on culturally safe and relevant mental health & wellness approaches for Native Americans
- Insights on and culturally relevant ways of working with LGBTQ+, Two Spirit Youth
- Native American Historical and Intergenerational Trauma as it relates to school mental health
- Innovate ways of transforming schools to make them more engaging and impactful for Native American Youth
- Training on school-based, culturally grounded life-skills training program for Native American Youth
- Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through art
- Ways to Prevent Child Abuse in Indian Country
- Native American Storytelling as a way to promote health and wellbeing