The Tribal/Urban Indian Provider Trainings occur regionally and on a quarterly basis.

The objective of this series is to offer quarterly opportunities for Tribal, Urban Indian, and community-based behavioral health providers to learn more about culturally driven treatment modalities and practices for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals with SUD. The training curriculum and events will focus on implementing evidence-based and culturally-informed strategies that providers and clinicians can use to improve their treatment programming and services in ways that incorporate the Tribal beliefs, cultures, traditions, and values of their patients. Opportunities to network and engage with other providers, clinicians and communities treating AI/AN individuals across the state is a key element to this set of work.

These events integrate both web-based and in-person learning opportunities for Tribal, Urban Indian, and community-based behavioral health providers. Continuing Education (CE) offered at NO COST.

Addressing Stimulant Use

Who Should Attend: Tribal/Urban Indian health providers and other key stakeholders*

*Tribal Police, Wellness Courts, Tribal Family Services, Community Supports, Cultural Leaders, Education Departments and anyone impacted by Stimulants

Presenter(s): Thomas E. Freese, PhD, and Daniel Dickerson, DO, MPH

Description: This two-hour live virtual training will describe the local and national scope of stimulant use, including current trends in use amongst Indigenous people in CA and nationally. The mental health and physical health consequences of stimulant use will be presented, including information on stimulant use and its impact on the brain, psychosis, and cognition. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of how to implement effective behavioral treatment interventions with people who use stimulants and the necessary adaptations needed for Tribal/Urban Indian health providers to engage and retain people in care.

Nor Cal

April 27, 2021,
9 am – 11 am PDT


April 30, 2021,
9 am – 11 am PDT

Bay Area/Mid State

May 5, 2021,
1 pm – 3 pm PDT

So Cal

May 6, 2021,
9 am – 11 am PDT

For more information, contact Mamta Bhakta at
Event materials and curriculum will be available soon.

Northern California (green)
Sacramento Capital Region (purple)
Bay Area/Mid State (yellow)
Southern California (brown)

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