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About Us

Our Center's Goal:

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Increase national infrastructure and the Native and non-Native workforce and AI/AN community members to effectively prevent, reduce, and treat trauma and increase wellness and resiliency among AI & AN children, adolescents, and their families. We will prioritize the identification and dissemination of programs and approaches that seize the opportunities presented in early childhood and adolescence as an optimal time for prevention and intervention to mitigate trauma and promote resilience. We work to implement a multi-faceted approach to provide education and training and technical assistance, products, webinars, podcasts, asynchronous training, and micro-learning modules, TA listening sessions, peer-to-peer learning communities, storytelling strategies, tele-mental health programs, Workforce Institutes, Youth Leadership Academies, and more.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to foster awareness and use our influence to empower the Native and non-Native workforce to take action to alleviate trauma and promote resiliency among Native youth and their families. Our work requires acknowledgment and respect of Native culture and traditions, tribal sovereignty, and identity. 

Our Vision

Our vision is a country where all Native youth and their families are supported and surrounded by adults and mentors that acknowledge the traumatic experiences of Native children and help them to grow and succeed.

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