Discuss why juveniles runaway and dangers that apply to youth during this time-frame. Explore strategies for interrupting chronic runaway behavior, while providing a tool to help assess and document runaway reasons, behaviors, and intervention options. Consider trauma that can occur during these runaway events and approaching youth during traumatic events.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our tribal communities across the nation. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Tables, twice as many American Indians and Alaska Natives require treatment for addiction compared to any other racial and ethnic group. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of use or misuse of opiates, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, other stimulants, hallucinogens, marijuana, synthetic cannabinoids, alcohol and other depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, other chemicals and various drug combinations. Review updated trends on Fentanyl, Fentanyl laced pills, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, Butane hash oil, vaping, and cannabis edibles.
Seconds count when a child is missing. Gain the critical skills needed to construct and manage effective search and canvass operations to recover the child. Recognize crucial cell phone and technology-related evidence which can help locate the child and track the abductor. Explore relevant legal issues associated with criminal cases against those who abduct and harm children. Participate in hands-on exercises designed to test your knowledge and application of the material and prepare you for your next missing child case.
Explore the elements needed to develop a community action plan to assist your tribal community in addressing alcohol and substance misuse. Discuss key stakeholder and community engagement strategies. Examine problem-solving techniques to address identified community needs and underlying issues. Review team roles and responsibilities and communication strategies, and develop a shared vision. Discuss goal development and data analysis.
Review the 7-step approach to drug influence and identification which includes pulse, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, lack of convergence, pupillary comparison, pupil reaction and Romberg stand. Gain understanding in how the eyes react to drug influence and the effects on the central nervous system. Practice what you have learned using hands-on activities. As a law enforcement or parole/probation officer, you will gain the skills you need to recognize impairment caused by the most abused drugs or alcohol in Indian Country.
Take steps toward implementing a successful CART by bringing together a team of experts whose knowledge, skills, and abilities will be beneficial in a child abduction case. Join us to learn how to develop a multidisciplinary CART for responding to endangered, missing, or abducted children. Hear about the impact a child abduction has on the family and learn the fundamentals of developing an effective responsive CART team. Examine incident command considerations, search and canvassing operations, CART activation, and resources to improve the response, investigation, search, and canvass activities associated with missing children investigations.
Improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) responses to child sex trafficking cases. Gather information about improving or establishing a formal MDT in your community. Identify gaps and develop short and long- term response plans with the help of subject matter experts. To attend this training, you must be part of a multidisciplinary team and your team members must attend with you, from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 10. Each team member should register individually. To make your team easily identifiable, all team members should use the same name for their team leader during the registration process. If you need assistance in building your team, please contact our office at the number/email below.
Unconscious bias, diversity and inclusion are topics that are critical to all elements of the criminal/social justice system. During this class, we will explore how unconscious bias impacts the way we serve our community. Join us to gain awareness and gather new strategies to create a more inclusive service approach.
Join the community of practice to help break down the isolation of this complex work and build a professional community. These meetings are designed for all probation officers handling all types of cases to support one another in centering evidence-based/best practices in our work. Current and former Tribal Probation Academy graduates and any tribal probation officer are strongly encouraged to participate. Attend each call or simply join when it's convenient for you. Bring your challenges to troubleshoot and workshop ideas with your peers. Share strategies and celebrate your successes.
Join other child-serving professionals to create a plan of action for preventing child sexual abuse of youth in your care. Learn the signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse, mandated reporter and stakeholder responsibilities. Identify strengths and weaknesses of current prevention practices, and develop an action plan, using the Strategic Prevention Dashboard, for your organization. This course is open to all members of child serving organizations such as preschool, after-school care, summer camps, church groups, athletic associations or others responsible for the care of minors.