Our project team has offered curriculum implementation training to other American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes, organizations and communities. To date we have trained a total of 344 attendees from 46 Tribes and 14 Tribal organizations (view full list of tribes and organizations trained) in how to adapt and implement the Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth Curriculum. We have shifted from hosting our own trainings to providing training to communities and organizations when invited to do so. Please see below for training details.
The Healing of the Canoe’s Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth curriculum is an evidence-based, strengths-based life skills curriculum for youth that uses culture to prevent substance abuse, and connect youth to community and culture. (Visit our About page for more info). Learn to adapt and implement a tribally developed life skills curriculum for youth that builds on the strengths of your community to promote wellness and well-being.
Our trainings will help your community/organization be able to:
- Assess needs and resources in your community
- Focus the curriculum on specific issues of concern, and address those using community-based and culturally grounded strengths and resources
- Adapt the curriculum to your specific cultural teachings, practices, values, and activities
- Engage community members to be active contributors in adapting and implementing the curriculum
- Implement your curriculum with youth in your community
- Evaluate the impact of your curriculum
Training workshops are 1.5 – 2 days in length. Trainers are AIAN community and academic project team members who have been involved with the Healing of the Canoe project for a number of years. Training includes:
- Training manual & appendices
- Generic curriculum template
- Digital stories
- Didactic teachings
- Interactive small group discussions
- In vivo curriculum facilitation practice
- Optional consultation and technical assistance post-training via teleconference and/or video conferencing.
You will have an opportunity to provide feedback about the training to help us evaluate and improve the work we do.
If you host a training for your Tribal community or Tribal organization, you would need to cover the following costs:
- Daily trainer fees for 2-4 trainers
- Travel costs for each trainer from the Seattle are to your community/organization (i.e. hotel, airfare, gas, per diem).
- Printing costs for training materials
- Venue for training
- Food for attendees
There is the possibility of partial cost funding by the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) for tribes/organizations located in Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Montana. Please contact us at email@example.com to get more detailed information.
Want more info?
If you are interested in hosting a curriculum training in your community, please contact the Healing of the Canoe team at firstname.lastname@example.org.