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Webinar - Using GONA Principles to Implement the SPF in Native and Indigenous Communities - Pacific Southwest PTTC
Presenter: Gerry RainingBird

This webinar will provide an overview of a training designed for Tribal communities to strengthen their ability to engage and sustain community stakeholder participation in the implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) using Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) principles at the tribal/village level. This training was developed to build the capacity of tribal prevention advocates who have little or no experience with the SPF and have voiced their need for more culturally appropriate strategies for SPF implementation. This effort strives to make the connection between GONA and the SPF and to ensure that the content is reflective of the core principle “Culture is Prevention” as evidenced by the focus on how traditional native culture sustainability strategies organically include the 5 steps of the SPF, while adhering to the core teachings of the GONA. The training uses the GONA curriculum as a lens to review the essential elements of the SPF: its benefits, its effectiveness, and especially, its cultural relevance. This webinar will take participants through the training itself, including the four phases of the GONA, while simultaneously introducing the appropriate step of the SPF that aligns with each phase.

The last 15 minutes will be dedicated to open discussion and Q&A with the presenter about accessing this training in the future.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Describe the SPF and its connections to GONA Principles
• Name culturally relevant principles for SPF implementation
• Discuss the use of GONA principles when developing appropriate prevention strategies within the context of their community cultures
• Share their interest in participating in the full-training, either in-person (when safe to do so) or virtually

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Feb 9, 2021 03:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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