Substance Use Prevention in Native Communities… Initiating and Sustaining Meaningful Connections Across Cultures
Webinar Date: September 23, 2020
Substance misuse in Native communities continues to be high. This webinar will discuss the role of culture in initiating and sustaining partnerships and collaborations in Native communities and the presenter will share tips for selecting culturally appropriate substance misuse prevention interventions. By the end of the webinar, participants will:
- gain a better understanding of how to effectively initiate communications across cultures in the context of substance misuse prevention,
- increase their knowledge of the role of cultural competency in sustaining effective and long-term collaborations with Native communities, and
- identify and discuss current challenges and receive recommendations of culturally appropriate best practices that will address those challenges.
Gerry RainingBird is an enrolled member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy. Gerry has been involved with American Indian/Alaska Native education, health, and wellness promotion for nearly 30 years. His professional experience includes community mobilization and capacity building, positive youth development, cultural competency, group facilitation, strategic planning, and program development. He has worked with over 200 native communities across Indian Country and the Pacific Islands. In his most recent roles, he has served as Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Tribal Youth Program and the 7th Generation National Mentoring Project.