Save-the-Date for the 2014 4th Annual THRIVE Conference for Native Youth in Portland, OR!! This conference has been very successful, and is extremely fun and educational. Don’t forget to mark your calendars: June 23-27, 2014, hosted by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board’s project THRIVE. The conference will include new workshop tracks this year. Contact Colbie Caughlan at 503-416-3284 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, otherwise check back in March for more details! To download the save-the-date flyer: click here.
THRIVE – Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Our Mission: Increase knowledge and awareness about suicide, bullying, and substance abuse and how to prevent them – THRIVE.
February 25th is Suicide Prevention Lobby Day for Washington State in Olympia!!! To meet with your WA state legislatures check out this event.
The CDC developed a uniform definition of bullying, check out all that it entails here!
WA model on anti-bullying legislation passed in 2008 – Click here.
Model School Policy is an adaptable document will help educators and school administrators implement comprehensive suicide prevention policies in communities nationwide created by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Click here to see the policy.
A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, and its companion document summarizing the research needed, Suicide Research Prioritization Plan of Action, are available for electronic download at www.suicide-research-agenda.org.
ARTICLE: Connectedness and Suicide Prevention in Adolescents: Pathways and Implications, click here to download.
Publication: SPRC just added A Manager’s Guide to Suicide Postvention in the Workplace: 10 Action Steps for Dealing with the Aftermath of Suicide to the Best Practices Registry. To read, click here.
Request a Suicide Prevention Training! THRIVE staff can provide QPR, safeTALK, or ASIST trainings for Tribes in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Visit our THRIVE trainings webpage for more information.
Project Red Talon
Get Ready for National Native HIV Awareness Day on March 20th!
March 20, 2014 marks the seventh annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD). This day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Native people. HIV/AIDS continues to grow in the US, affecting communities of color at a disproportionate rate. According to the 2008 Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Surveillance Report, Native Hawaiians/other Pacific Islanders (22.8 per 100,000) and American Indians/Alaskan Natives (11.9 per 100,000) have the 3rd and 4th highest rates of new HIV infections. Furthermore the diagnosis for HIV infection and AIDS rates increased from 2005 through 2008 among American Indians/Alaska Natives.
Access community awareness resources and tools at:
Tribal Equity Toolkit. The Native American Program of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, the Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, the Western States Center, the Pride Foundation and Basic Rights Oregon collaborated on the nation’s first guide for Two Spirit and LGBT equity in Indian Country. We’re pleased to share that the Toolkit version 2.0 is now available at:https://graduate.lclark.edu/programs/indigenous_ways_of_knowing/tribal_equity_toolkit/.
The Department of Health is integrating HIV care and prevention planning. We are implementing a new HIV planning system. The system replaces the Community Programs Planning Group, EIP Steering Committee and the HIV Prevention Planning Group. The vision is to end the HIV epidemic in Washington State. Contact Lydia.Guy-Ortiz@doh.wa.gov orJustin.Hahn@doh.wa.gov with any questions, concerns or comments.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Webinars & Courses
February 18, 2014: the Pinon Health Center will present a webinar at 3PM EST titled“Teens Taking Action: Developing Healthy Youth Movements.” The presentation will demonstrate methods to engage youth in healthy activities. Go to:http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/dbh; Select “Enter as a Guest”; Enter your name; Enter the room passcode: dbh; Press the “Enter Room” Button.
March 20, Recognizing and responding to trauma: The ACE Study and Trauma-informed Care
May 22, Reducing stigma and misunderstanding of mental health
July 17, Prescription drug abuse: Why does it matter and what can we do?
September 18, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
November 20, Suicide prevention and response: successful community strategies
Archived webinar: Using Online Communications Approaches for Suicide Prevention,click here to watch.
For Tribal Health Advocates
Three funding opportunities under HRSA’s Healthy Start Program have been reopened throughMonday, March 31, 2014. For details and links to each Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), visit the Healthy Start technical assistance webpage at www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/healthystart/.
2014 Celebrating Salish: Inter-Tribal Native Language Conference March 4-7, 2014 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino just outside of Spokane, WA. Registration is $200-250 and you can find more information here.
3rd International Meeting on Indigenous Women’s Health March 5-7, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. To register click here!
Foundations Counseling and Consultation Services, LLC, invite you to attend the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on March 13th & 14th, 2014. The ASIST workshop is for those who want to increase their skills in order to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide for youth, consumers, clients, family, friends, coworkers and community members. Register early because it is limited to 30 people, to register click here.
National Indian Health Board’s 5th Annual National Tribal Public Health Summit, March 31 – April 2, 2014, in Billings, MT. Proposals for presentations are due Feb. 21 and you can apply here! To register for the Summit, click here.
2014 Adolescent Sexuality Conference April 7-8, in Seaside, OR. THRIVE will be at the conference and be offering a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention intervention skills workshop where participants will receive a certificate of completion! Click here to register.
SAVE -THE-DATE2014 Tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness Conference, June 17 & 18, 2014, DoubleTree, Portland, OR. Click here to view the flyer.
Save – the – Date June 23-27, 2014 for the 4th Annual THRIVE Conference for Native youth in Portland, OR. This is open to Native youth ages 13 – 19. Registration will be open in April 2014.