Webinar: The development of culturally grounded, trauma-informed prevention programs in Indigenous communities
Prevention of the behavioral health inequities faced by many Indigenous communities can be strengthened by centering Indigenous ways of knowing in the development and adaptation of prevention programs designed to mitigate the impact of intergenerational trauma on health. This webinar will provide insight into the importance of culturally-based, trauma-informed early intervention for families, an introduction to a culturally grounded prevention program developed within one tribal community, and an opportunity to reflect on how a decolonizing approach can be applied to prevention science in Indian country.
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss how revitalization of tribal traditional practices/beliefs serves as a conduit for healing trauma in the family and serves as prevention and intervention for mental health problems and substance (mis)use within the family.
2. Describe the development of the stim̓ aspuʔús program, a culturally grounded trauma-informed preventive intervention.
3. Explore the tensions involved in culturally grounded prevention research and the role of (de)colonization in this work.