Native American Children Training Forum


New Training Topics

Focus on Vicarious Trauma in Tribal Crisis Response: This training addresses how vicarious trauma can potentially impact responders to crises in Tribal communities and offers coping strategies, resilience-building techniques, and early prevention strategies.

Focus on Climate Change Impacts on Tribal Community Health: This training addresses climate change and its impacts on tribal community health and how Tribal Nations are building resilience to climate change.

Focus on Emergency Preparedness & Coping with Unexpected & Extreme Weather: This module will focus on emergency preparedness and coping with unexpected and severe weather events. Every community needs a plan that includes identifying and protecting against vulnerability to climate-related emergencies/disasters.

Training Topics

Focus on Recovery in Tribal Crisis Response

Native families, including their homes and communities, are being heavily impacted by climate impact-induced crises, which shows how important it is to plan for mitigation and recovery before a disaster occurs. This training aims to provide educational awareness, a tribal crisis recovery framework when assembling a tribal crisis response team, and tools and guidance for California Native American Tribes to be emergency ready.


Focus on Cultural Awareness in Tribal Crisis Response

This training topic aims to provide State professionals working with California Native Americans with guiding principles and a better understanding of the issues and backgrounds of Native American populations in California in support of the ongoing cultural awareness and knowledge in achieving cultural humility required to engage with tribal children, families, and tribes. The training objectives include understanding of cultural awareness (modern and historical contexts) that shape/influence California Native American Tribes, how crises may impact Tribal cultures, and how non-Tribal agencies can work or prepare in coordination with Tribal communities.


Focus on Trafficking and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirited People (MMIWG2) in Tribal Crisis Response

This module addresses human trafficking and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2) in Tribal communities. It includes awareness and resources for creating safe environments and saving the lives of Native women, children, and two-spirited people in Tribal communities. In addition, the importance of creating a multidisciplinary Tribal Crisis Response and Recovery Team to improve appropriate community response, communication, and coordination among tribal departments, service agencies, and organizations to protect Native women, children, and two-spirited people from these crises.


Live Webinars

Developing a TCR-Elder Protection Teams

The Tribal Elder Protection Team (EPT), also commonly referred to as a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), is a group of service providers representing a variety of disciplines that coordinate efforts to interact with (investigate, diagnose, treat, and plan for) a person (elders, victims, children and/or families) receiving services.

This module will provide a brief overview on how to start thinking, assessing, and planning to implement a Tribal Crisis Response-Elder Protection Team.


Developing a TCR- Suicide Response MDTs

Building a Tribal Crisis Response: Suicide Response Multidisciplinary Team takes time and dedication from many people. This training aims to build capacity to address suicide concerns by providing an overview of protective factors and risk factors of AI/AN communities and using different interventions, approaches, and practices to guide implementing a Tribal Crisis Response: Suicide Response Multidisciplinary Team and Plan.


Developing a TCR- Emergency Operations Plan

Emergency preparedness involves thinking about hazards that threaten the communities' safety and developing an emergency operations plan. A Tribal Emergency Operations Plan guides how the Tribe will respond to an emergency or disaster event.

This learning module will provide Tribes with the knowledge and resources needed to develop tribal emergency operations plans by thinking of the types of disasters that are likely to impact their communities, ways to reduce and recover from their impacts.


TCR Train-the-Trainer Sessions

Before COVID-19, NIJC conducted regional training sessions of 3-days in duration, utilizing the full TCR curriculum. To learn more about the training program curriculum, go to our About Us section of this website. Our training materials for our regional training sessions include the following:

Peer-Coaching Webinars

Peer-coaching webinars were recorded quarterly to coach trainers on TCR concepts and discuss lessons learned. Trainers are provided with office-based support to implement the TCR curriculum or portions of it locally with one tribal crisis response team. Please go to the trainer's tab to view these peer-coaching webinars. To listen to these recordings, go to our Trainers section of this website.

Online Courses (Enroll now!)

The purpose of the Tribal Crisis Response Training is to develop and provide comprehensive crisis response services to Tribes in California. To establish a user account and be enrolled in the courses click here, or contact Christy at It will take one to two business days to receive your username and password to access the courses. Once you log in, click on Tribal Crisis Response Training at:

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