Webinar: Substance Use Prevention in Native Communities… Initiating and Sustaining Meaningful Connections Across Cultures

Substance Use Prevention in Native Communities… Initiating and Sustaining Meaningful Connections Across Cultures


Webinar Overview

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 this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • 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.


Webinar Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
September 23, 2020         Time Zone
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Pacific / Arizona
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM American Samoa

September 24, 2020         Time Zone
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Republic of Palau
(view in your time zone)



Community and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest (HHS Region 9) states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. 



Gerry RainingBirdGerry 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


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a continuing education certificate of 1.0 hour for attending this live webinar event. 



Register here: https://casatunr.wufoo.com/forms/substance-use-prevention-in-native-communities/


Cost is Free!



Contact Matt Minten([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering.

Starts: Sep. 23, 2020 3:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
September 23, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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