Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives- Module 1

Please note:  This course is currently being field tested and you may take this course for free.  You will be asked to complete a short evaluation at the end of this course.  You will not receive your certificate until after field testing is complete.  This usually takes 3-4 weeks.  The number of credit hours that you receive will be determined by the field testing.  Your certificate date will be the date that you passed the course.  Thank you for agreeing to field test this course!

Program Summary:  This course offers culturally competent guidance for treatment providers working with American Indian and Alaska Native individuals.  The course examines American Indian and Alaska Native cultures and offers practice-based approaches for behavioral health services.  This course is divided into two modules.  Module 1 covers the Executive Summary and Part 1 Chapter 1.  The course explores historical factors, cultural perspectives, social challenges, and behavioral health issues.

“Never look for a psychological explanation unless every effort to find a cultural one has been exhausted.”  – Margaret Mead

This course is recommended for social workers and counselors and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Executive Summary:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/tip_61_aian_executive_summary.pdf

Part 1 Chapter 1:  https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/tip_61_aian_part_1.pdf

Entire Article:  https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/tip_61_aian_full_document_020419_0.pdf

Publisher:  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to behavioral health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Learning Objectives:  As related to American Indian and Alaska Natives– Identify the cycle of historical trauma.  Compare myths and facts. Describe economic and social challenges.  Describe the Cycle of Assimilation and Reconnection.  Identify traditional values.  Define the term ‘microaggression.’  Describe concepts of health and illness.

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1: For the following questions, please refer to the Executive Summary at https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/tip_61_aian_executive_summary.pdf.  Most American Indians and Alaska Natives believe that ______________ lies at the heart of substance use and  mental illness within their communities.
 
 
 
 
2: Among many American Indian and Alaska Native cultures, substance use and mental illness are seen as
 
 
 
 
3: For American Indians and Alaska Natives, which of the following is the best path to healing?
 
 
 
 
4: For the following questions, please refer to the Part 1, Chapter 1 reading at https://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/tip_61_aian_part_1.pdf.  There are genetic factors unique to Native Americans that are associated with high rates of substance use.
 
 
5: Suicide and suicide attempts are a significant problem in many American Indian and Alaska Native communities, especially among
 
 
 
 
6: Which group is more likely to abstain from alcohol and drugs?
 
 
 
7: American Indians and Alaska Natives appear to be ______________ likely than all other major racial and ethnic groups to seek substance abuse treatment services.
 
 
8: Nearly 80% of sexual assaults against Native American women are committed by
 
 
9: More than 70% of American Indians live in
 
 
10: In treatment for American Indians and Alaska Natives, it is critical to incorporate the role of historical trauma in
 
 
 
 
11: Avoiding community participation represents an example of _________________, in which the administrators or treatment providers know what is best.
 
 
12: Evidence Based Practices are practices that have emerged from
 
 
13: On page 12, your journey begins in the East with
 
 
 
 
14: Which of the following allowed confiscation of native lands in exchange for the payment of goods and monetary annuities?
 
 
 
 
15: Which of the following forced American Indians to relocate west of the Mississippi River?
 
 
 
 
16: Which of the following describes an effort to assimilate American Indian and Alaska Native children into mainstream culture?
 
 
 
 
17: The Indian Relocation Act encouraged Native Americans to move
 
 
 
 
18: Which of the following ended the practice of adopting out American Indian and Alaska Native children into non-native homes?
 
 
 
 
19: According to the Mining Act of 1872, Alaska Natives were permitted to stake mining claims.
 
 
20: Between 1720-1750, ______________ explorers arrived in the Aleutian Islands and established fur trading.
 
 
 
 
21: Between 1945-1961 during the 'termination era,' Congress adopted policies to terminate ____________ obligations to tribes.
 
 
22: The process through which past traumatic events affect one's present-day functioning refers to
 
 
 
 
23: Historical trauma affects
 
 
24: All of the following describe historical trauma except:
 
 
 
25: By working with the concept of historical trauma, you can present trauma as
 
 
26: Having Native American ancestry automatically qualifies a person as a member of a Native American nation or tribe.
 
 
27: Which of the following is a myth about American Indians and Alaska Natives?
 
 
 
 
 
28: American Indians and Alaska Natives have _______________ rates of poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and trauma.
 
 
29: Native children are __________represented in the child welfare system.
 
 
30: If a person fully adopts another culture, it is called
 
 
 
 
31: Acculturation is a __________ process.
 
 
32: Which of the following is not an example of Alaska native values?
 
 
 
 
33: Native cultures are less concerned with the importance of the
 
 
 
 
34: American Indians and Alaska Natives typically define family as
 
 
35: Many American Indians and Alaska Natives share basic spiritual principles including which of the following?
 
 
 
 
36: Which of the following is not one of the three steps in developing cultural awareness?
 
 
 
 
37: An American Indian client is slow to open up, arrives late, does not speak up in group discussion, does not look you in the eye, and evades answering your questions.  This is likely because of
 
 
 
38: Using Exhibit 1.1-4, which of the following is not an example of traditional native cultural beliefs and values?
 
 
 
 
39: Native societies value
 
 
 
 
40: An Indian mascot in high school sports is an example of
 
 
 
 
41: Research and clinical experience suggest that American Indian and Alaska Native clients respond well to
 
 
42: Most American Indians and Alaska Natives
 
 
 
43: Native people may see labeling an illness (giving it a name) as a naming ceremony that _____________ its power.
 
 
44: In traditional healing, there is less concern with
 
 
 
45: Traditional healers are sanctioned by
 
 
 
 
46: Traditional healing practices separate mental disorders from physical and spiritual ones.
 
 
47: The primary substance of abuse for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as it is for Americans in general, is
 
 
 
 
48: American Indians and Alaska Natives are more likely to report ________________ symptoms related to depression.
 
 
 
49: American Indians and Alaska Natives do not seek treatment for mental and substance use disorders.
 
 
50: American Indians and Alaska Natives may respond best to providers who
 
 
 
 
51: Therapeutic relationships with American Indian or Alaska Native clients may take ___________ time to develop than relationships with other clients.
 
 
52: When working with American Indians or Alaska Natives, it is often more important to talk about
 
 
53: When asking about client's cultural identity, which of the following questions should be avoided?
 
 
 
 
54: Which of the following is a common theme that may be identified in treatment planning?
 
 
 
 
55: Traditional healers are not supported with evidence-based practice and should be discouraged.
 
 
56: Directive, advice-laden, confrontational treatment approaches that deemphasize the therapeutic relationship are _____________ for American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
 
 
57: Which approach is more culturally responsive and accepted in native communities?
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 0 continuing education credits.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.