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January 21

Cross-Regional PTTC Learning Event-Jan. 21, 2021

Join Us for a Cross-Regional PTTC Learning Event

The Roles of Culture and Collaboration in Preventing Suicide and Substance Misuse in Indigenous Communities

Date: Thursday, January, 21, 2021

Webinar Overview:

Suicide and substance misuse continue to be significant concerns within indigenous communities, but effective solutions are available and within our reach. Through local community partnerships and cultural practices, we can successfully reduce the multiple, shared factors that impact many health issues, including behavioral health challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of the connections between suicide and substance misuse, the necessity of community partnerships, and ways in which culture can prevent suicide and substance misuse.

Participants in the live webinar will be invited to join three follow-up discussion sessions with the presenter:

  1. February 4, 2021: Connections between Suicide and Substance Misuse
  2. February 18, 2021: Leveraging Community Partnerships
  3. March 9, 2021: Integrating Cultural Considerations in Substance Misuse and Suicide Prevention

Each discussion session will be from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Please plan to join us for these discussions where you will have a chance to talk with your peers and with Mr. RainingBird and dive deeper into specific concerns in your community. Registration information for these discussion sessions will be provided to participants in the live webinar.

Dates & Times: 

States and American Samoa
January 21, 2021    Time Zone
04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Mountain
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Pacific
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM Alaska
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Hawaii
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM American Samoa

January 22, 2021    Time Zone
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM Republic of Palau
(view in your time zone)


Community and state-level prevention practitioners, tribes, allied health partners and community members located in the Northwest and Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Washington.


Gerry RainingBird is an enrolled member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy. Gerry has been involved with American Indian/Alaska Native education, health, and wellness promotion for nearly 30 years. His professional experience includes community mobilization and capacity building, positive youth development, cultural competency, group facilitation, strategic planning, and program development. He has worked with over 200 native communities across Indian Country and the Pacific Islands. In his most recent roles, he has served as Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Tribal Youth Program and the 7th Generation National Mentoring Project.



Participants will receive a certificate for 1.0 hour of continuing education for attending this webinar.

Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen (clamyuen@casat.org) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Janet Porter (jporter@casat.org).JOIN OUR MAILING LISTFORWARD TO A FRIEND

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