Training: Social and Cultural Considerations in American Indian Communities

posted Sep 13, 2013, 4:56 PM by BHC Staff   [ updated Sep 13, 2013, 4:59 PM ]
provided by Circle of Change - Yurok Tribal Social Services

Instructor: Dr. Kishan Lara-Cooper (Kishan.Lara (at)
This training will utilize the theoretical framework of child development to survey and evaluate contemporary and historical experiences on American Indian communities  families and children.  Training topics will include the history of education the United States; historical trauma, the tetrahedral framework of relationships; the influence of stereo types on a developing identity; shifting the paradigm; and social and cultural consideration.

Training Objectives:
Through lecture  discussions, and actives, participants will be exposed to gaining knowledge and understanding of:
  • Their own values, beliefs  assumptions and attitudes concerning child characteristics, appropriate child-rearing practices, parent-child relationships and family structure, values and roles;
  • Social, political, economic, and educational dynamics affecting American Indian communities, families, and children;
  • Myths and misinformation that have perpetuated stereotypes of American Indian peoples; and 
  • Applications of modes for working with American Indian communities, families, and children to other cross cultural settings.

Friday, September 27, 2013
Elk Valley Rancheria Tribal Office
Community Room
10:00am - 3:00pm
*Lunch will be on your own*

Reserve your seat by calling Buffy McQuillen at (707) 482 - 1350 ext 1347 or 
by email - buffy (at)

BHC Staff,
Sep 13, 2013, 4:58 PM