StrongHearts Native Helpline
is a 24/7 safe, confidential and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.
In this eBook, you'll learn about the role historical trauma plays in the lives of Native Americans.
The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute’s purpose is to develop and support a child welfare workforce that can equitably meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and families. The Tribal Child Welfare resources in their resource library aim to strengthen public and tribal child and family systems and services in order to support tribal sovereignty and nurture the safety, permanency, and well-being of Native American and Alaska Native children, youth, and families.
Tools from Tribes is a space for tribal child welfare professionals to easily share with their peers commonly used forms, agreements, tools, and templates. A testament to the cooperative spirit of the tribal child welfare community, Tools from Tribes is the most frequently visited feature on the Tribal Information Exchange. Tools from Tribes is a unique way to save valuable time, share resources, and build community.
The So’oh-Shináli Sister Project promotes Indigenous education and wellness to empower Indigenous community members in the urban setting through core values, intergenerational relationship building, and community-based programming. They provide workshops, trainings, educational resources, and parent support.
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition works for truth, healing, and justice for boarding school survivors and descendants. They aim to lead in the pursuit of understanding and addressing the ongoing trauma created by the U.S. Indian Boarding School policy. Their website houses curricula and resources for education, advocacy, and healing regarding boarding schools and AI/AN trauma. Their large resource library provides information and sources about Indian boarding schools.
HealthyNativeYouth.org is a one-stop-shop for health promotion resources for American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Their curricula and stand-alone lessons promote positive youth development, embrace cultural teachings, are trauma-informed, and demonstrate evidence of effectiveness. The website contains an Implementation Toolbox with tips and tools to help walk you through the process of selecting, preparing and implementing adolescent health programs, and has an active Community of Practice for those interested in learning from their peers in the field.
iknowmine has been a trustworthy health resource for youth and their allies (providers, parents, teachers, aunties, uncles, and other trusted adults) since 2009. They continue their mission to provide information and resources to promote, improve, and achieve holistic well-being through quality prevention and education. IKnowMine was created by the Alaska Tribal Health Consortium, and their website distributes educational resources and materials, condoms, harm reduction kits, HIV self-testing kits, NARCAN kits and safe medication disposal kits, and offers the I Want the Kit STI self-testing kit through a partnership with Johns Hopkins University. (Downloadable/printable resources available to anyone, physical kits and materials available to Alaska residents)
We R Native is a multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults. The service includes an interactive website (weRnative.org), a text messaging service (Text NATIVE to 94449), a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, a Twitter account, TikTok, and print marketing materials. Special features an “Ask Your Relatives” Q&A service and medically accurate information reviewed by experts in public health, mental health, community engagement, and activism. It’s chock full of youth-friendly tips and resources as well: https://www.wernative.org/my-mind/building-mental-resilience/cultivating-good-mental-health.
The National Center on Child Trafficking (NCCT) is a collaboration of professionals with expertise in child trauma and human trafficking. We use a science-driven approach to guide the development, adaptation, implementation and evaluation of trauma-informed interventions and resources addressing sex and labor trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation to improve the lives of impacted children and families and support the professionals who serve them.
Healthy Native Youth: Get Yourself Tested
In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, the Native Center for Behavioral Health (consisting of the National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC, NAIAN MHTTC, NAIAN PTTC, and NAIAN Child Trauma TSA) offers these resources for educators, counselors, and others to assist children, families, and communities navigate the complex emotional reactions that frequently occur in the wake of such a tragedy.
The resources listed here are from the Native Center for Behavioral Health, our partners, and professional organizations.
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Today, agencies across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a joint letter to states, tribes, and jurisdictions encouraging them to prioritize and maximize their efforts to strengthen children’s mental health and well-being. The letter, signed by leaders of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and the Administration for Community Living (ACL), outlines HHS’ plans to support and facilitate state-level coordination across federal funding streams to advance and expand mental health services for children. Read more.
From the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Tips for Talking to Students about Violence
Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers
After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event
Assisting Parents/Caregivers in Coping with Collective Traumas
Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after Mass Violence
Talking to Children about Mass Violence
From the National Association of School Psychologists:
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
General trauma resources for Native populations:
Trauma and Suicide Among Native Youth
How Trauma Gets Passed Down through Generations
Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Their Impacts on the Health and Wellbeing of American Indian and Alaska Native People