All aspects of our evidence-based practice are guided by the following American Indian traditional healing concepts:
Prayer, song, and drum sessions
These practices are complementary to the spiritual/cultural norms and values of the individual, and are an important element of the client's program plan.
Sweat lodge ceremonies
Participation in sweat lodge ceremonies is suggested to enhance detoxification of unhealthy chemicals in the body and to purify the body, mind, and soul of mind-altering chemicals.
american indian traditional healers
Access to American Indian Traditional Healers is especially important in helping the individual to understand and/or reclaim his or her cultural and spiritual identity.
tribal traditions and traditional ways
Acknowledgment of tribal traditions and traditional ways and distinguishing these ways from acculturation to Western culture is an important part of the individual's recovery.
Many of our staff members are graduates of our program themselves and function as peers for residents.
We believe that people facing crisis and recovery find strength in community—in relating to those that have traveled similar roads and finding purpose in reconnecting with culture as a source of identity and mental, emotional and physical health. Peer-to- peer activities include:
Developing and Implementing a Plan for Training/Mentoring Peer Leaders
Peer-to- Peer Recovery Coaching/Mentoring
Peer Social Support Groups
Educational/Employment Referrals and Placement
Individualized Transition Plans
Drug-Free Socialization Activities
Outreach and Family Engagement Strategies
Family Reunification Plans
For more details on our clinical methods and outcomes, please view our 2015 Annual Programs Evaluation Report.