We are STILL here:
The Importance of Cultural and Spiritual practices in Trauma Engagement 

November is Native American Heritage Month and we
are honoring the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi
in Iowa.

 

Join us for a free training, We are STILL here: The
Importance of Cultural and Spiritual practices in
Trauma Engagement
, on Monday, November 29,
at 9 a.m. Click here to register or watch LIVE
via Facebook.

 

 

The training will cover: 

  • A brief history of the Meskwaki Nation

  • Healing practices for indigenous women who’ve been impacted by trauma

  • Expanding mental health services to tribal communities 

  • Importance of cultural and spiritual practices within mental health treatments


Tyra Wanatee-Flores is a descendant of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa and identifies as a Two-Spirited individual. She is a current student at the Brown School of Social Work located at Washington University in St. Louis and is a recipient of the Kathryn M. Buder Scholarship for young Indigenous scholars pursuing higher education.

 

Tyra is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Social Work in the American Indian and Alaskan Native
Concentration with a focus on Trauma-Informed Care. Her goal is to bring healing practices to indigenous women who
have been impacted by trauma. Tyra hopes to expand mental health services to tribal communities by implementing cultural and spiritual practices within treatments. As she completes her Practicum placement with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas, Tyra is helping develop a mental health curriculum that focuses on suicide and substance abuse prevention within Indigenous youth. Her responsibility is to ensure that this curriculum includes cultural practices.

If you have any questions, please contact Veronica, director of Equity and Inclusion at 515.244.8028.

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