Understanding and Treating Childhood Traumatic Stress "Cognitive Behavioral Intervention in Schools" is a short power point presentation by OPI and the University of Montana's Institute for Educational Research and Service. The presentation summarizes the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE study, "one of the largest investigations ever conducted on the links between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being." OPI renewal units available. Instructions found within the presentation. http://opi.mt.gov/Streamer/IndianEd/Trauma/
Inspiration & Innovation – Ten Effective Counseling Practices from the College Board's Inspiration Award Schools" from the College Board and the National Center for School Counseling Outcome Research.
To generate a greater understanding of the value of school counselors as leaders in providing rigorous academics for all students, the College Board’s National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) commissioned research to determine what these school counselors are actually doing that contributes to broadening access to college, especially for underrepresented students. Inspiration & Innovation highlights the results of that research and shares the 10 strategies used by the remarkable counselors and administrators in these successful schools.
Institute of Education Research & Service at the University of Montana has sustained a commitment to promoting the social development and academic achievement of all learners. Since 1957 the organization has proven its expertise through the development of effective research models and practical educational services in the areas of safety, health, technological competency, and early intervention of students and communities. Within the Mental Health Division of DERS, extensive research has been conducted and applied in several of Montana's American Indian communities.
Helping Traumatized Children Learn: Supportive School Environments for Children Traumatized by Family Violence. This Report and Policy Agenda is compiled by the Massachusetts Advocates for Children: Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative in collaboration with The Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School and The Task Force on Children Affected by Domestic Violence.
Reclaiming Youth is a movement of professionals, citizens, parents, and policy leaders concerned with children and youth in conflict in home, school, and community. To learn more about this organization go to: http://www.reclaiming.com/
"Back to Teaching Virtues" is an abstract by Don Trent Jacobs from the Center for Excellence in Education at Northern Arizona University presented at the Modern Native American 2001 Conference.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research issue published by the Journal of the National Center (Volume 8, #2, 1998). Articles include "Teacher, Parent, and Youth Report of Problem Behaviors Among Rural American Indian and Caucasian Adolescents," "Factors Influencing the Pursuit of Educational Opportunities in American Indian Students," and "The American Indian Holocaust: Healing Historical Unresolved Grief."
Historic Trauma and Aboriginal Healing, a report for The Aboriginal Healing Foundation, by Cynthia C. Wesley-Esquimaux, Ph.D.
American Indian/Minority Achievement - Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education Montana University System - The director advocates and advises campus administrators and faculty
Evaluation Guidelines for Web Sites about American Indian Peoples - addresses issues such as authenticity, appropriateness, respect, and assessing quality. Required reading for anyone planning a Native American Web site, or any Web site!
Indian Education, Tribal Colleges and Native Studies Programs - listings of over 100 Indian education resource sites
Journal of American Indian Education - scholarly journal, which publishes papers specifically related to the education of American Indians.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with Native values
Division of Education and Research University of Montana
Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council - all Montana tribal government Web pages as well as Montana news pertinent to Montana Indian tribes.
National American Indian, Alaskan and Hawaiian Educational Development Center - The Center trains K-3 teachers and administrators in an early literacy learning and math to ensure continued accountability and effectiveness.
Native Students - Balancing two worlds
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory's Comprehensive Center Region X Indian Education Resources - Links to Title VII resources and various Indian education sites.
The Six Nations: Oldest Living Participatory Democracy on Earth - historical connections between the Iroquois Confederation and America
USC Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research - links to American Indian language sites and contains full text articles on various topics in Indian education.
American Indian College Fund - This site contains links to Montana's Tribal Colleges. "Educating the Mind and Spirit."
Center for Indian Education - Arizona State Univ. - promotes studies in American Indian/Alaska Native policy and administration
Montana GEAR UP - Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background, and strives to empower them to realize that ambition.
Blackfeet Community College - Located on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT.
Chief Dull Knife College - Located on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Lame Deer, MT.
Fort Belknap College - Located on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Fort Belknap, MT.
Fort Peck Community College - Located on the Fort Peck Reservation in Poplar, MT.
Little Big Horn College - Located on the Crow Reservation in Crow Agency, MT.
Salish Kootenai College - Located on the Flathead Reservation in Polson, MT.
Stone Child College - Located on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Rocky Boy, MT.
Professional Development - Conferences & Workshops
The Indian Education Division is pleased to offer the following professional development recommendations that will assist in the implementation of Indian Student Achievement and other initiatives in Indian Education.
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Resources and Guidance
Equity in Special Education Placement: A School Self- Assessment Guide for Culturally Responsive Practice by Heraldo V. Richards, Alfredo J. Artiles, Janette Klingner, and Ayanna Brown.
From The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. http://www.nccrest.org/publications/tools/assessment.html
This tool is an instrument that allows schools to conduct a self-assessment of their programs and practices in five domains:
- School Governance, Organization, Policy and Climate
- Family Involvement
- Organization of Learning
- Special Education Referral Process and Programs