Providing Care to Alaska Natives
Due in part to changes of the traditional way of life that Alaska Natives practiced for thousands of years before Europeans settled in Alaska, Alaska Natives have several unique health and mental health challenges. This course will offer a brief history of the State of Alaska and Alaska Natives, as well as the relationship between the federal government and Native populations. The particular health and mental health concerns facing Alaska Natives will be discussed at length. Sources of discrimination and barriers to the care of Native people will also be explored.
The purpose of this course is to provide mental and behavioral health professionals with the information necessary to provide the best possible care to Alaska Natives.
This course is designed for social workers, therapists, and counselors who may provide care to Alaska Natives.
- Identify relevant terms and demographic trends affecting Alaska Natives.
- Outline the history of Native peoples in Alaska and interaction with the U.S. government.
- Identify sources of discrimination experienced by Alaska Natives.
- Describe unique health and mental health needs of Alaska Natives.
- Discuss barriers to Alaska Natives accessing and receiving appropriate care and resources.
- Apply best practice guidelines when creating assessment and treatment plans for Alaska Natives.
Lauren E. Evans, MSW, received her Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento, in 2008. Her focus was on political and community social work. She has also been a Registered International Instructor of Therapeutic Horseback Riding through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 2006. She currently works as a mental health practitioner with the homeless population.
Contributing faculty, Lauren E. Evans, MSW, has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.
Alice Yick Flanagan, PhD, MSW
James Trent, PhD
The division planners have disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.
The Director of Development and Academic Affairs has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.
The purpose of NetCE is to provide challenging curricula to assist healthcare professionals to raise their levels of expertise while fulfilling their continuing education requirements, thereby improving the quality of healthcare.
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It is the policy of NetCE not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, NetCE is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.
Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 3 Cultural Competency continuing education clock hours.
In addition to states that accept ASWB, NetCE is approved as a provider of continuing education by the following state boards: Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, Provider #0515; Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, CE Broker Provider #50-2405; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Social Workers, License #159.001094; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Licensed Professional and Clinical Counselors, License #197.000185; Illinois Division of Professional Regulation for Marriage and Family Therapists, License #168.000190;
- 3.00 Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
- 3.00 Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
This course is offered through NetCE.
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