Regional Host Agencies
Riverside - San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. and Native American Resource Center
Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. (RSBCIHI) provides a comprehensive healthservice delivery system for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Riverside-San Bernardino Counties. RSBCIHI mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual healthof American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level and has done so for over 50 years RSBCIHI seeks to ensure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.
Native American Resource Center’s prevention and early intervention programs prevent further serious behavioral, mental health and substance abuse problems and reduce the stigma of accessing mental health services through:
- Attracting interest in traditional cultural activities
- Highlighting positive culturally grounded activities
- Utilizing education and prevention activities to minimize family distress, alcohol and drug related problems
- Culturally appropriate domestic violence service referrals
- Native specific mental health services
- Historical Trauma trainings
- Cultural humility trainings
- Traditional Wellness herbal classes
- Community Resources
- White Bison curriculum: Daughters of Tradition, Red Road to Wellbriety, Understanding the Purpose of Life ; Teen curriculum
- American Indian Life Skills
The agencies will present in San Bernardino on April 30, 2019 and will provide a basic overview of Historical Trauma, barriers to care and important things to know to improve services when working with Native American communities.
- We’re still here or who we are and who we serve!
- Genocide: the origins of the trauma
- Historical Trauma responses and effects
- Native Specific Services and Programs
Presented by Julie Andrews, LCSW and an enrolled member of the Sicangu Band of the Lakota Nation and employed by Riverside San Bernardino County Indian Health Services Inc. in the Native American Resource Center (NARC) since 2007. Ms. Andrews and NARC provide prevention and early intervention services for mental health and substance abuse, and domestic violence advocacy. NARC staff provides trauma informed cultural competency trainings on Historical Trauma, and the role historical trauma has on barriers to accessing services.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
The agency will present in Los Angeles on May 22, 2019 by Sandra Chung. Sandra Chung is the Project Director of the Survivor and Family Empowerment (SAFE) Project at Advancing Justice – LA. The SAFE Project provides family law services with a focus on serving domestic violence survivors, as well as the indigent and limited-English proficient immigrant community.
This course will provide a basic overview of domestic violence family law and immigration, covering the following topics:
- What is domestic violence and special considerations for immigrant communities;
- Types of restraining orders, including how they intersect;
- DV family law overview; and
- DV immigration relief