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Resources that focus on American Indian educational and cultural information; includes funding and a directory of California Indian Education Centers.

California Resources

American Indian Education Oversight Committee
Public notices, agendas, and other related information for the American Indian Education Oversight Committee.

American Indian Education Center Program: Report to the Governor and the Legislature 2016
This report is required by California Education Code Section 33384, for the American Indian Education Center Program.

American Indian Education Centers
Directory of American Indian Education Centers in California listed by the county in which they are located.

California Healthy Kids Survey External link opens in new window or tab.
This is the 2018–19 results for the American Indian Education Center's California Healthy Kids Survey.

Funding
Available funding and lists of currently funded agencies for American Indian Education programs, including Tobacco-Use Prevention Education.

Team California for Healthy Kids
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has initiated the Team California for Healthy Kids to promote healthy eating and physical activity throughout the day, every day, in schools, before and after school agencies, early childhood programs, and communities. The campaign will focus on making healthy choices the easy choices.

Other Resources

Addressing Trauma in American Indian and Alaska Native Youth: Final Report Mathematica Policy Research External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This report contains descriptions of summaries of the evidence base for each intervention. This report also contains recommendations, research and policy implications for advancing existing and developing new programs that can improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium External link opens in new window or tab.
Professional organization made up of 32 tribal colleges whose mission is to support the work of these colleges and the national movement for tribal self-determination.

Association of Recovery Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
Recovery high schools are secondary schools designed specifically for students in recovery from substance use disorder or dependency.

Attorney General's Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This report was created as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative created by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.

Background Information on Trauma Among American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
The National Congress of American Indian Policy Research Center developed a resource that emphasized the growing recognition of trauma among American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

Childhood Trauma Series in Indian Country External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This series offers information about stressors, trauma responses, and effective treatments for American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth, their parents, and other family members.

Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center External link opens in new window or tab.
This Center provides communities, clinicians, policy-makers, and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.

Historical Trauma and Suicide External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
A presentation made available by the Indian Health Service.

How Native American Children Benefit from Trauma-Informed Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
This is an article regarding a meeting that was part of an approach developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health, SAMHSA's National Center for Trauma-Informed Care and Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint, and other organizations to address the psychological and educational consequences of trauma.

Idea Guides for Family Preservation External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
These guides were developed by the Administration for Native Americans in partnership with the Native Wellness Institute. The guides are intended to be an opportunity for trainers to best fit the community and families with whom they are working.

Indian Country Child Trauma Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Indian Country Child Trauma Center was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation - Lessons of Our Land External link opens in new window or tab.
Lessons of Our Land is an interdisciplinary Indian land curriculum designed to align with existing state standards and is adaptable to include the history and culture of the region’s Indian nations. The Indian Land Tenure Foundation provides free Indian land tenure curriculum for all educational levels.

National Museum of the American Indian External link opens in new window or tab.
The Smithsonian's dedication to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

Native Maps External link opens in new window or tab.
California's Native American lands, tribes, artists, powwows, and other information.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition External link opens in new window or tab.
Extensive resources on Native Americans.

National Native Children's Trauma Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Native Children's Trauma Center is a Category II Treatment and Service Adaptation Center within the National Child Traumatic Stress Network focused on increasing service providers' ability to respond to the trauma-related needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth in culturally appropriate ways.

Preventing and Responding to Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
This report highlights the effects of suicide clusters on American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It discusses effective prevention strategies and explores resources communities can use to decrease the prevalence of suicide clusters.

Suicide Prevention in Rural, Tribal Communities: The Intersection of Challenge and Possibility External link opens in new window or tab.
An article that appeared in the Journal of Rural Mental Health and was produced by the National Native Children's Trauma Center.

Trauma in Indian Country: A Guide for Professionals External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Trauma is an emotional or physical reaction to an event that is witnessed or experienced by a child or adolescent and is disturbing to them. This is a guide for professionals.

Trauma Smart External link opens in new window or tab.
A systemic practice model that addresses the aftermath of violence and trauma within the context of a natural environment—Head Start classrooms.

US Department of Education Office of Indian Education External link opens in new window or tab.
Under Title VII of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Indian education programs are authorized to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes, and other entities to meet the special educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

What is Trauma? A Guide for Parents External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Trauma is an emotional or physical reaction to an event that is witnessed or experienced by a child or adolescent and is disturbing to them. This is a guide for parents.

Questions: Judy Delgado | judelgado@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0506 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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