About the Training
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The Leading the Next Generations Healthy Relationships Curriculum is an innovative tool founded in Native culture and teachings. The Native Wellness Institute developed it specifically for Native couples, people, and communities.
Healthy couples raise healthy children who will, in turn, rebuild the foundation for healthier Native communities. The Healthy Relationships Curriculum and training combines the teachings of our Native ancestors with the realities of today’s world. Using the curriculum can lead to balance of the mind, body, and spirit by creating and strengthening healthier relationships with partners, families, and communities.
The Native Wellness Institutes focus on culturally-based healthy relationship education and promotion makes the Healthy Relationships Curriculum the leader in Indian Country. Imagine tribal communities supporting positive, healthy relationships and having access to information, role models, mentors, training and resources to build healthier relationships and families. This is the goal of the Leading the Next Generations Healthy Relationships Curriculum.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT CEU'S
Community Education & Engagement Coordinator
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
Who Should Attend
Tribal and urban health program staff, social service staff, TANF program staff, Youth workers, Culture program staff. Anyone interested in learning more and teach about healthy relationships.
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.
Meet the Trainer
Theda New Breast
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 Bahia Resort Hotel
998 West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109
The room rate is $119.00 single and double rate, $139 triple rate, $159 quad rate. Mention the Native Wellness Institute to receive the discounted rate. The cutoff date for making room reservations is Monday, November 1, 2019, after this date the discounted room rate can not be guaranteed.
Standard amenities in every studio, room, and suite include: complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, HBO, AM/FM radio, coffeemaker, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, refrigerator and signature bath supplies.