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Implementing Culturally Competent Curriculum: Healing of the Canoe ~ Culturally Grounded Intervention, a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus, Health Education Center, Auditorium A
Vancouver, WA
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Implementing Culturally Competent Curriculum: Healing of the Canoe ~ Culturally Grounded Intervention, a Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
Join us in learning about this innovative intervention curriculum that promotes positive youth development, an optimistic future orientation, and the reduction of substance use and suicide among Native youth.

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people demonstrate resilience, strength, and endurance despite centuries of postcolonial efforts to eradicate and assimilate them. Comprising only 1.7% of the overall population, AI/ANs suffer alarming rates of health disparities, resulting in a life expectancy that is 4.2 years less than that of the U.S. all races population. Among the disparities experienced by many AI/ANs is substance abuse and its related negative health and social consequences which has led the Indian Health Service to call alcohol and substance abuse the number-one health problem among AIs. Of particular concern is substance use and abuse among AI/AN youth.

Participants of this training will:
Learn how to incorporate non-traditional, holistic methods into prevention/treatment,
Identify the benefit of using the 4 Seasons/Medicine Wheel treatment method,
Recognize Cultural aspects and values that interlink with building resiliency,
Apply concepts of cultural competence and the use of metaphors to treatment, and
Awareness of how to integrate substance use treatment with prevention programs.

Trainers provided for by Cowlitz Tribal Treatment
Vashti Langford, BA and Sybil Iverson, CDP

 8:30 - 9:00  Registration
 9:00 - 9:10  CDTC Announcements and Introductions
10:30 - 10:45 Break
 Noon - 1:00  Lunch ***On Your Own***
  2:15 - 2:30  Break
  2:30 - 4:15  Part V: Combining DBT & CBT into holistic approaches for recovery
  4:15 - 4:30  Q&A, Wrap-Up, Evaluation completion, and CEU handout

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.
This course has been approved by CDTC as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100385. CDTC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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The CDTC Refund/Cancellation Policy:
For full refund, cancellation of attendance must be received by the CDTC at least 3 days prior to the event.
Cancellations made in less than 3 days of the event are subject to a $15 handling charge.
Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability or unforeseen circumstances. The CDTC will send out an email announcement to the registration contact and provide an update on our website.
If we are aware of bad weather in the area, the CDTC will extend the full refund deadline to include the morning of the training. The CDTC still must receive notice of cancellation of attendance prior to 10 a.m.

Lunch: There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: Friday, September 8th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus, Health Education Center, Auditorium A (View)
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops
Other > Spiritual

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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