It’s Almost Fall – don’t forget a few things as we head into this gorgeous season:
Umbrellas & Rain boots!
October is National Bullying Prevention Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Halloween Costumes & Candy!
November 2nd is when we “fall back” in the Northwest for daylight savings
November 22nd is International Survivors of Suicide Day
**For bullying or intimate partner violence prevention materials please contact email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to when you need to disseminate materials.**
Download – KnowBullying, a new mobile app by SAMHSA, that encourages dialogue between you and your children and helps you start a conversation. Get the app here!
Check out We R Native’s adolescent health promotion resources.
We R Native is a multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults. The program includes an interactive website (www.weRnative.org), a text messaging service (Text NATIVE to 24587), a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, a Twitter feed, and print marketing materials.
Special features include monthly contests, community service grants ($475), an “Ask Auntie” Q&A service, discussion boards, and medically accurate information reviewed by experts in public health, mental health, community engagement, and activism.
Article – A Protective Factors Model for Alcohol Abuse and Suicide Prevention Among Alaska Native Youth. This study provides an empirical test of a culturally grounded theoretical model for prevention of alcohol abuse and suicide risk with Alaska Native youth, using a promising set of culturally appropriate measures for the study of the process of change and outcome. The article can be found in the American Journal of Community Psychology; DOI 10.1007/s10464-014-9661-3.
Media Reporting Tips post-Robin Williams death by suicide: This article does a pretty good job of pointing out some do’s and don’ts, check it out 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
Circe of Life Curriculum. The Office of Minority Health Resource Center, IHS, and KAT Communications adapted Circle of Life(COL), a middle school HIV curriculum, into a multimedia online format, with several internet-based training modules to address the basics of HIV and how to make better decisions for a healthy life.The curriculum is based on the medicine wheel, and is intended for middle school students, ages 10-13.
The Northwest AIDS Education and Training Center (NW AETC) offers HIV treatment education, clinical consultation, capacity building, and technical assistance to health care professionals and agencies in Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. Please visit their website for training opportunities.
The Seattle STD/HIV Prevention Training Center offers a variety of STD/HIV clinical updates throughout the NW, including “STD Updates with Optional Clinical Practicums.” Please visit their website for further information and registration: http://www.seattlestdhivptc.org
Scholarship Resource. Click here to learn more about a great scholarship resource for AI/AN high school students!
The NPAIHB will be representing at the APHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA in November of this year! THRIVE has a presentation, the Mad NARCH project has a poster, Native It’s Your Game will discussed, and the NATIVE Stand curriculum will also be presented on. To register for APHA and the Annual meeting please click here!