In order to celebrate our culture we must maintain that which is healthy and be aware of that which is not. The unhealthy practices not only destroy individuals, but also our Tribal Community. Methamphetamine and pharmaceutical abuse issues are at its peak across the United States, especially in Indian Country. This course will take a look at what communities need to be aware of and what steps they can take to help alleviate the problem locally. This course can be adapted to be directed to strictly Tribal Law Enforcement or Tribal Community, or both at the same time. A Native American culturally based approached will be discussed that will address issues. In Indian Country we cannot rely on outside sources to solve all problems. We must come together as Tribal members within our communities to become knowledgeable and find answers to solutions.
The training presentation will provide information on the following:
- Prevention Strategies to Implement in your Community
- Coalition Building: Addressing the drug problem(s) as a Community
- Positive Prevention and Enforcement: Identifying Stakeholders & Partners
- Meth Related Hazard Recognition
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Following his career in education, four and a half years were spent as a Case Manager Supervisor in a newly created Social Services Department within the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. Ron served as founder and Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country, Inc. located within the Cherokee Nation from 1997 to 2007. He served as Chairman of NANAC, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Native American National Advisory Committee. Special recognitions include BGCA’s Masters and Mentors Level of the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs Professionals. For five years Ron served as the Projects Manager, Native American Program Specialist, FirstPic, and consulting. His work included Child Abduction Response Team Training, Internet Crimes Against Children and AMBER Alert in Indian Country training. Also Office of Justice Programs Boys & Girls Clubs of America Funding Initiative for Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, Bureau of Justice’s Methamphetamine Law Enforcement and Community Education Technical Assistance as well as Law Enforcement Investigative Technique Training. Ron also has experience in HUD’s Office of Native American Program Training and Technical Assistance for Tribal Community Youth Programs.
- Offered: Online
- Start: January 17, 2017 - 2:00 pm
- End: January 17, 2017 - 3:00 pm