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Native American Prevention (6 hours)

Native American Prevention (6 hours)


This 6 hour course by Leslie Steve will examine the American Indians/Alaska Natives population, looking specifically at the problems of substance abuse and the needs for prevention services within this population.


By participating in this Distance Learning Course the trainee will:

  • Develop a working knowledge of prevention and prevention concepts.
  • Explore cultural awareness with regards to the American Indian/Alaska Native population.
  • Examine personal attitudes with regards to the American Indian/Alaska Native population.
  • Investigate general information on the issues that most American Indians/Alaska Natives have in common.
  • Learn about effective communication skills that are needed when working with Native peoples.
  • Review Native American Prevention Programs, and examine those that have been identified as Best and Promising Practices.
  • Develop an understanding of prevention programs for Native American Communities.

Leslie R. Steve, MA, LADC, is a fourth year doctoral student in the Counseling & Educational Psychology Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She plans to earn a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, specializing in addictions. She currently teaches an undergraduate course on developmental issues and prevention strategies in addictions. Leslie is the Native American Coordinator for the Mountain West ATTC and CSAP's Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (Western CAPT). She is licensed alcohol and drug counselor and has spent the past twelve years providing individual and family counseling and prevention services to Native peoples in Northern Nevada, as well as conducting workshops on Cultural Diversity, Family Wellness in Indian Country and Spirituality and Recovery. Leslie is a member of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe in Fallon, Nevada.

Internet Format - Coursework that is available immediately via a downloadable PDF file (a popular online format that requires you to have the Adobe Reader program, or one similar, installed on your computer). Many websites already use this very user friendly file format, so chances are you already have a PDF reader installed on your computer. This format allows faster downloading, easier reading, and easier printing. All course materials will be included, as will the link to the post-test required for course completion. Access and downloading information will be immediately sent to the email address you provide at checkout. There is no additional charge for this format.

USB Flash Drive Format - Different computers, processors, ISP's, and software make it sometimes difficult or time-consuming to capture materials provided via the Internet. As a result, we've added the Flash Drive format to our list of options. With this format we will send you a Flash Drive by Priority Mail that can be used on any computer, laptop, tablet with a USB port. The drive will include a PDF copy of the course or courses ordered along with the test link needed to complete your course using our online test system. This option will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.

Hard Copy Format - Coursework that is delivered to you by Priority Mail in book form. All course materials will be included, as will the post-test required for course completion. For immediate results and faster certificate processing an email containing instructions on how to access your post-test online will be sent to the email address provided at checkout. Should you not want to submit the test yourself, a mail/fax form is also included that will allow you to mail or fax your test responses to us for processing. Hard copy courses will include additional per course costs for materials/shipping/handling.

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