The following is a list of useful documents that can be referenced when working with Native populations:
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES
Publication Date: February 2019
Developed by SAMHSA, TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. The TIP also helps administrators, program managers, and clinical supervisors foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures.
CULTURECARD - A GUIDE TO BUILD CULTURAL AWARENESS: AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE
Publication Date: January 2009
Developed by SAMHSA, this guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT WITH PERSONS & COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Publication date: 2016
Published by Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI), this monograph on testing and assessment among racial/ethnic minorities is the fourth in a series of monographs to address diversity issues pertaining to core activities undertaken by psychologists in service of the major racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.
OPIOID PREVENTION RESOURCES
This is not an exhaustive list of resources but this is a great place to start with getting information.
Specific for American Indian / Native Communities
1. Native Connections: Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention in Native Communities
2. National Congress of American Indians: Opioid Initiative
3. National congress of American Indians Policy research center: Update on the Opioid Epidemic March 2018
4. National congress of American Indians Policy research center: Responding to the Opioid Crisis: An Update for Tribal Leaders 2017
5. National congress of American Indians Policy research center: Addiction Tribal leaders toolkit
6. Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board: Opioid community resources
7. National Indian health Board: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
8. Research and Data
a. Drug, Opioid-Involved, and Heroin-Involved Overdose Deaths Among American Indians and Alaska Natives,Washington,1999-2015
b. The Opioid Epidemic in Indian Country | Robin T. Tipps, Gregory T. Buzzard, John A. McDougall First Published July 17, 2018
c. Characteristics and current clinical practices of opioid treatment programs in the United States. Christopher M. Jones, Danielle J. Byrd, Thomas J. Clarke, Tony B. Campbell, Chideha Ohuoha, Elinore F. McCance-Katz. 2019.
Relevant Resources Non-Specific to American Indian/ Native communities
1. SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
2. White House Youth Opioid Prevention Toolkit
3. Department of Health and Human Services Opioid Toolkit
4. Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Preventing Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Select Resources
5. Dose of reality for communities and families: