About the Training
The lasting impacts of historical and intergenerational trauma contribute to the contemporary trauma we see in communities today. You don’t have to look far to see the need for community healing and wellness; poverty, suicide, addiction, violence, unhealthy relationships, chronic negativity, apathy and more. How do you address this? What do you do? Where do you begin? How do you get the community engaged and involved?
This three-day interactive training will provide an awareness and understanding of the impacts of trauma, how trauma plays out in the workplace and the importance of integrating healing and tools to live a balanced life. Strategies for integrating these concepts into your personal life, work life and the community will be the focus of the three days.
Major change has to happen throughout Indian Country if we want to impact the negative statistics that have become our norm. We have to do things differently. We have to understand trauma and we have to make healing the norm. We have to implement strategies that transcend departments, programs, budgets, cultural norms, age groups and beyond.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CEU'S
Community Education & Engagement Coordinator
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Who Should Attend
Tribal council members, program directors and managers, front line workers in treatment or prevention, social service staff, tribal health and behavioral health workers, and other interested in learning more about trauma, healing and strategies to address it.
Registrants who are unable to attend may send a replacement participant at no additional charge. Please provide us with the name of the replacement before the training. If a participant is unable to attend and no cancellation is made prior to the training or replacement is made, the FULL amount of registration will be charged as a no-show fee.
About the Trainer
Theda New Breast, M.P.H.
Theda is a founding board member and master trainer/facilitator for the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). She is one of the pioneers in the Native training field and an original committee member for the Men’s and Women’s Wellness gatherings. Theda has been a leading authority on Indigenous Cultural Resilience Internationally and has worked with over 500 Tribes in 34 years on Proactive Healing from Historical Trauma, Post Traumatic Growth, Mental Health Healing, and Sobriety/Recovery/Adult Child of Alcoholic (ACOA). She is the co-founder and co-writer of the GONA (Gathering of Native Americans) curriculum, one of the Ten Effective Practices and Models in Communities of Color. Theda has facilitated over 600 GONA’s. She lives on the Blackfeet Reservation in Northern Montana and is a Khan-nat-tso-miitah (Crazy Dog) Society member, herbalist, Sun dancer, Pipe Carrier, and lives as Niitsitapi, like all her Ancestors for thousands of years. In 2013, The Red Nations Film Festival Honored Theda with a Humanitarian Award for her lifetime of healing work with tribes and with a Red Nations statuette for her documentary short called, “Why The Women in My Family Don’t Drink Whiskey.” The Blackfeet Tribal Council has recognized her Leadership skills and appointed her unanimously to The Board of Trustees for Blackfeet Community College for years 2014-2017.
The Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Lihue Airport for individual arrivals. The shuttle runs on a first come, first served and demand basis. Once all luggage is in the individual’s possession, the shuttle may be dispatched by calling the Hotel directly via the courtesy phone outside of baggage claim.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
No meals are provided during the training.
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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort
4331 Kauai Beach Drive
Lihue, HI 96766
US/Canada Toll-Free Reservations: 1.866.536.7976
Hotel Direct: 808.245.1955
Nestled on 25 breathtaking oceanfront acres on Kauai’s eastern shore, Aqua Kauai Beach Resort offers true Hawaiian hospitality and excellent amenities and activities that embrace the island lifestyle. The resort offers something for everyone: 4 idyllic swimming pools with waterfalls and a waterslide, on-site dining, spa, cultural activities, live entertainment, and much more. Centrally-located, the resort offers easy access to the best of Kauai, from the lush mountains of the north shore to the staggering scenery of Waimea Canyon to the south, and everything in-between. Immerse yourself in Kauai’s most authentic and complete resort experience.
Traditional Mountain/Garden - $159 + $16 Resort Fee
Deluxe Mountain/Garden - $195 + $16 resort Fee
Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted room rate. The cutoff date to receive the discounted room rate is August 30, 2019. After this date reservations will be honored on a space available basis at the hotel prevailing rate. Above room rate(s) are net, non-commissionable per room, per night, subject to 4.712% Hawaii State Tax and 10.25% Transient Accommodations tax, totaling 14.962% and based on Single or Double occupancy. All taxes are subject to change based on Hawaii State Law.
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