SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (Tribal TTAC) is committed to providing comprehensive broad, focused, and/or intensive training and technical assistance to federally-recognized tribes and other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities seeking to address and prevent mental and substance use disorders, suicide, and promote mental health. Our goal is to use a culturally relevant, evidence-based, holistic approach to support native communities in their self-determination efforts through infrastructure development, capacity building, as well as program planning and implementation.
SAMHSA’s Tribal TTAC will specifically provide proactive planning/implementation of substance abuse prevention and mental health programming focused on native children, youth, and their families in order to:
- Decrease the impact of risk factors, such as poverty, unemployment, racism and historical trauma that contribute to suicide, family disruption, youth violence including bullying, and high-risk substance use, and
- Increase the protective factors, such as strengthening cultural identity, a sense of family and community connectedness, and communication skills, that are linked to the healthy and safe development of AI/AN children and their families.
For more information or to submit a TA request, contact us.
Please visit the SAMHSA’s Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse page to find additional information regarding Native American issues.