What is wraparound? 


"...I think you will see that what mainstream society is calling the wraparound process is nothing new to Indian country. In fact, people have been doing this for centuries. The wraparound process tries to find a balance between the natural supports and professional services in your community to implement strength based individual plans of care to meet the needs of the children and families you are serving..."

~ Jon Eagle, Hunkpapa Lakota, Wraparound Coach


              

 

 

Trainings offered from Montana State University:

Behavorial Health Workforce Position Trainings - Montana Office of Rural Health and Area Health Education Center | Montana State University

 

Recently recorded trainings:

Feb. 3, 2021: "Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity" with Dr. Donald Warne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBKiKuVtrtg&list=PL3C8SSfr8s-D9_yoyRfMUVEZ2n-kiKIQd&index=3 [youtube.com]

 

Feb. 24, 2021: "The Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program: Community Engagement and Cultural Adaptation in Indigenous Health" with Dr. Joseph P. Gone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgrySm3FGa8 [youtube.com]

 

March 3, 2021: "Research with Indigenous People: Ethical Considerations and Community Engagement" with Drs. Alexandra and Malcolm King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pitoAVHjd3I&list=PL3C8SSfr8s-D9_yoyRfMUVEZ2n-kiKIQd&index=3 [youtube.com]

Upcoming Trainings:

Youth Mental Health First Aid 

FREE Virtual Training

Dates:

(registration due 2 weeks before start)

April 22: 9:00am-2:30pm

May 27: 9:00am-2:30pm 

LivingWorks START

FREE Suicide Prevention Virtual Training

  • Take anytime and work at your own pace, completed in 1-2 hours
  • Useable on any computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Equipped with built-in safety resources
  • Appropriate for ages 13 and older

 

APPLIED SUICIDE INTERVENTION SKILLS TRAINING (ASIST)

April 26-30, 2021

Billings, MT

Five-day training to prepare local resource people to be trainers of the ASIST workshop.

 

For any trainings above, please contact Stephanie Iron Shooter for more information:

sironshooter@mt.gov

 406-530-4364

The Vision

The Montana OPI Systems of Care Tribal Wraparound Project is committed to enhancing systems through collaborative partnerships in order to better serve youth and families. We endeavor to ensure that services are family-driven, youth-guided, and fit within the cultural framework of the individual youth and their families. 

 

What is the Systems of Care (SOC) Wraparound Project?

For each tribal community, a system of care (SOC)...

  • is a collaboration of organizations and resources in your community that come together to serve youth and families
  • provides opportunities for youth's needs to be identified and to be referred appropriately.
  • will ensure that the services and supports given to the youth are family-driven, youth guided, and fit the cultural need of the individual youth.
  • uses processes that empower youth and families to acknowledge their own power.
  • provides positive opportunities for youth.
  • is strength-based - focusing on the youth's and family's strengths to build a positive outcome. 
 

SOC Wraparound Goals

Goal 1: Implement high fidelity wraparound services for tribal students

Goal 2: Increase trauma informed care (TIC) knowledge and skills; and increase cultural knowledge/skills for all school staff.

Goal 3: Promote SOC values/knowledge/tools, and increase access to services for the entire population.

Goal 4: Pilot project to increase the number of early onset SED/SMI or high risk who are systematically identified and connected to services.

Goal 5: Strengthen local and governance systems to sustain and scale wraparound.

Goal 6: Administer all grant requirements.

 
 

On-line Learning Opportunities - all opportunities are free unless otherwise indicated.

Montana Office of Public Instruction Learning Hub

 
 
  • Recovery Program Must Haves - This is a three-part training. It is run once a quarter on Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. It includes homework between classes
  • Advance Psychiatric Directives - 1.5 hours. It is offered on a rotating basis each quarter.
  • Realizing Recovery Webinar Series - Offered the third Wednesday, noon - 1:00 p.m., also 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. during the virus outbreak
  • Peer Advocacy and Leadership - six trainings offered on a rotating basis, online and in person.
  • Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist "skills" training for paid members ($55 per year) - These are twice a month and are 30 minutes.
 
 
  • Livingworks Start ($20 per person) - This online program enables participants to recognize someone's thoughts of suicide and take action to ensure they receive help. It is 60-90 minutes, work at your own pace.  Contact us for FREE opportunities.
  • Livingworks Connect - This is an online interactive resource Hub offered to organizations who implement the Livingworks Suite of products that ties the Livingworks solutions together (SafeTALK, ASIST, etc.).
 
 
  • Suicide Prevention for Community Members
 
Recently recorded trainings:

Feb. 3, 2021: "Impact of Unresolved Trauma on American Indian Health Equity" with Dr. Donald Warne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBKiKuVtrtg&list=PL3C8SSfr8s-D9_yoyRfMUVEZ2n-kiKIQd&index=3 [youtube.com]

Feb. 24, 2021: "The Urban American Indian Traditional Spirituality Program: Community Engagement and Cultural Adaptation in Indigenous Health" with Dr. Joseph P. Gone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgrySm3FGa8 [youtube.com]

March 3, 2021: "Research with Indigenous People: Ethical Considerations and Community Engagement" with Drs. Alexandra and Malcolm King

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pitoAVHjd3I&list=PL3C8SSfr8s-D9_yoyRfMUVEZ2n-kiKIQd&index=3 [youtube.com]

 

Student with posters she made showing how to take precautions against COVID

Our creative and artistic intern, Cadence, created some amazing office signage reminding us all to mask up and be safe!