Indian Country

Child Trauma Center



Indian Health Service
Webinar Series

Links to previous webinars...

Childhood Trauma in Indian Country

The ACE Study and AI/AN Children





is a web based project that provides simulations to prepare people to lead real-life conversations that change lives by using interactive role-play to build skills.

To learn more about the

TF-CBT Therapist Certification Program

Use this link...


The Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and their families. The ICCTC was originally funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2004 with the goal to develop and deliver training, technical assistance, program development, and resources on trauma informed care to tribal communities. It is housed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. The ICCTC has been awarded the Project Making Medicine grant from the Children's Bureau to provide training to clinicians in Indian Country in the Honoring Children, Mending the Circle curriculum, which is the cultural enhancement of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ICCTC is also the grantee for the OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance program.


Project Making Medicine Training
Training in Treatment of Child Physical and Sexual Abuse

Honoring Children, Mending the Circle
A cultural adaptation/enhancement of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 
Administration for Children, Youth and Families’ Children's Bureau

Training Dates for 2019

February 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2019
June 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2019
August 13, 14, 15, and 16, 2019

No Registration Fee to attend this training, however the online TF-CBT training is required and there is now a $35 fee

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red dot All completed applications must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to training

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Participants are responsible for airfare and lodging expenses. Lodging is $139 per night plus taxes. Application must be received 3 weeks prior to training. If application is accepted later than 3 weeks prior to training, room rate increases to $189 per night plus taxes. Full breakfast is included.

Training will be held at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus.

Use this link to view Project Making Medicine Eligibility

Use this link for the Project Making Medicine Registration Form

Use this link for the Project Making Medicine Registration Requirements


Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) has adapted four (4) trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically adapted and designed for AI/AN children and their families. The treatment protocols, outreach materials and service delivery guidelines developed by ICCTC incorporates both common and tribal-specific Native cultural perspectives and traditions; focuses on principles of current evidence-based models; and will accommodate the substantial individual-to-individual variability in cultural identity among AI/AN people. For a fee, ICCTC provides training in the different models developed.

Click this link for details of training for a fee.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will no longer honor teams with Native mascots. "In honoring Washington and Kansas City's football teams, we became part of the problem. Our organization won't honor racism anymore." Read the full article here.

The healing power of heritage, Interventions rooted in Indigenous traditions are helping to prevent suicide and addiction in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The hidden health inequalities that American Indian and Alaskan Natives face, the IHS is the primary health care provider for most American Indians. It is responsible for providing health care under historical treaty agreements between the federal government and tribes.


APSAC Statement on Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border

After careful review and consideration, the Board of Directors of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children is releasing a statement on the abhorrent practice of separating children from their parents in the name of border security. This link will take you to the full text of the statement.

We urge you to share this statement wherever possible and to cite this statement in your own advocacy efforts when contacting media or members of congress.

13 Reasons Why

Following the Netflix release of 13 Reasons Why in 2017, many mental health, suicide prevention, and education experts from around the world expressed a common concern about the series' graphic content and portrayal of difficult issues facing youth. Resources and tools to address these concerns were quickly and widely disseminated in an effort to help parents, educators, clinical professionals and other adults engage in conversations with youth abou the themes found in the show.

In advance of the release of season 2 - SAVE (Suicide Awareness Vioices of Education) brought together a group of 75 leading experts in mental health, suicide prevention and education as well as healthcare professionals to develop tools to help encourage positive responses to the series. In just a few short months, this group has developed a toolkit providing practical guidance and reliable resources for parents, educators, clinicians, youth and media related to the content of the series (suicide, school violence, sexual assault, bullying, substance abuse, etc.)

To access the Toolkit, use this link.