Indian Health Service
Integrated Behavioral Health Conference

The ASU School of Social Work and Phoenix-area Indian Health Service are proud to present the 18th Annual Phoenix-area Indian Health Service (IHS) Integrated Behavioral Health Conference.

This annual educational event is free for anyone working for IHS, individuals and agencies working with IHS, tribes, and all urban programs including social work, behavioral health and primary care, crisis services, child welfare, law enforcement, community corrections and also their partners serving AI/AN communities.

Due to the ongoing circumstances related to the pandemic, the conference will remain entirely online for 2022. 

New dates!

Online sessions will be held via Zoom meetings on: Tuesday May 10, May 24, June 6 and June 21. 

Participants will be able to participate in a total of 24 hours continuing education. The sessions will offer a variety of continuing education certificates*. (*based on approval by governing bodies)

Conference Agenda

9:00am - 10:30am
Session 1: There's No Prescription for That: Social Work's Role in Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Disparities with Christopher Sharp and Turquoise Devereaux

10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 2: Child Protection and the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) with MacArthur Lucio, Kenneth Poocha and Ty'Lesha Yellowhair

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 3: Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Beliefs, Practices, & Healing in Relation to Brainspotting with Regina Faridnia

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Session 4Opioids, Fentanyl and Overdose Prevention with Michelle Vaughn and Derek Patton

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9:00am - 10:30am
Session 5:
 Suicide Prevention and Intervention: 988 and Crisis Services in Indian Country with Pamela End of Horn, MacArthur Lucio, and Derek Patton

10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 6:
TBA

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 7:
Preventing and Assessing Intimate Partner Homicide Risk in Select States within Native Communities with Emily Loerzel and Jill Messing

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Session 8:
Trauma-Informed Treatment and Protocols with Dolores Bigfoot

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9:00am - 10:30am
Session 9: Ethical Decision-making (TBA) Part 1

10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 10: Ethical Decision-making (TBA) Part 2

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 11: The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative - Preventing and Addressing Elder Abuse with Jacque Gray and Cynthia LaCounte

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Session 12:
(TBA)

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9:00am - 10:30am
Session 13: (TBA)

10:45am - 12:15pm
Session 14: (TBA)

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 15: Tailoring Opioid Overdose Prevention for Diverse Groups within Tribal and Urban Indian Settings. A Toolkit for Providers and Community Organizations Serving AI/AN Communities with Danielle Eakins and Katie Hess

3:15pm - 4:45pm
Session 26: (TBA) with Dolores Bigfoot

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Contact

SSWEvents@asu.edu

Keith Smith
Logistics Coordinator Sr.
ASU School of Social Work
Keith.Smith.2@asu.edu

Luis Burrows
Management Analyst 
Indian Health Service/Phoenix Area Office
Luis.Burrows@ihs.gov

Kevin Bushaw
Conferences and Event Manager
ASU School of Social Work
Kevin.Bushaw@asu.edu
602-369-6680