Whole Health Strategies: Integrating Behavioral Health, Criminal Justice, and Indigenous Culture for American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN)

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When Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Location Virtual
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni

AI/AN are over-represented in our Federal, State and local prisons and jails. While the understanding of trauma in our criminal justice system needs substantial development, the understanding of historical trauma, particularly as it impacts the AI/AN community, is minimal. Failed recovery and rehabilitation while in custody leads to re-incarceration and rippling negative impacts on the individual, family, and community. This webinar will help you develop strategies to incorporate indigenous culture into the recovery and rehabilitation process that may help decrease incarceration for AI/AN.

The duration of the webinar is a day and half.

Robert Yazzie, Chief Justice Emeritus of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, will speak on Restorative Justice.
Michael Yellow Bird, Ph.D., author of Decolonizing Pathways Towards Integrative Healing in Social Work, will speak about his work.
Patti LaBoucane-Benson, author of The Outside Circle a valuable resource to anyone working with justice-system involving AI/AN.

Five additional speakers, four panel discussions, and three presentations of traditional dance, music, and drumming. Full agenda and speaker list available at Registration link.

Registration: https://www.cvent.com/d/j8q6gx

This event is free and open to all. Some sessions will be recorded and freely available online after the event.

More Information

Website https://www.cvent.com/d/j8q6gx