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Pacific Regional Hearing

August 25-26 Pacific Regional Hearing Media Advisory
August 25-26 Regional Hearing Public Agenda – Draft
Pacific Regional Hearing Flyer

The Commission on Native Children to hold its fourth regional hearing to hear from expert witnesses and the public on the successes, challenges, and needs for supporting Native children. During the three days of the Regional Hearing, the Commission will hear from respected researchers and experts in the region on the successes and challenges in supporting Native children on key topics:

1) Physical, mental, and behavioral health;
2) Education and early childhood development;
3) Child welfare, juvenile justice, and violence;
4) Systems innovations and best practices in Native communities; and
5) Youth and Community Panel



Additional Readings

Native American Issues in Behavior Therapy and Research: Part II
Motivational interviewing and Culture for Urban Native American Youth (MICUNAY): A randomized controlled trial
Cultural Dynamics, Substance Use, and Resilience Among American Indian/Alaska Native Emerging Adults in Urban areas
Risk and Resilience Among Families in Urban AI/AN Communities: The Role of Young Adults
Indigenous Ways of Knowing: Implications for Participatory Research and Community
Center for Native Child and Family Resilience: Environmental Scan – October 2019


Panel 1: Recommendations on the Mental and Behavioral Health Needs of Native Children and Youth – Presented by Carolyn Kraus-Koziol, MSc, MD & Steven Adelsheim, MD
Panel 2: Education and Early Childhood Development – Presented by Dr. Joely Proudfit
Panel 2: Tribal Language Revitalization Efforts and Tribal Head Start – Presented by AnnLouise Bonnitto, JD
Panel 3: California Tribal Families Coalition
Panel 3: The Juvenile Justice System for Native Children – Building Tribal Justice Responses and Capacity – Presented by the Hon. Christine Williams
Panel 4: Friendship House – The Urban Village Concept
Panel 4: Intertribal Court of Southern California (ICSC) – Presented by Devon Lee Lomayesva
United American Indian Involvement – Presented by Dr. Carrie L. Johnson


Testimony by Joe James Chairman of the Yurok Tribe
Testimony by The California Rural Indian Health Board


Day 1 – Tribal & Community Welcome
Day 2 – Tribal & Community Welcome
Panel 1: Physical, Mental, & Behavioral Health

Panel 2: Education & Early Childhood Development
Panel 3: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, & Violence
Panel 4: Systems Innovations & Best Practices in Native Communities

Panel 5: Public Comment
Panel 5: Youth Panel