Native American Connections offers Behavioral Health Training for its 120 employees that meet our contractual obligations, best practices of service delivery, and licensure. Native American Connection's training team is composed of talented behavioral health technicians and professionals, who pride themselves in the enhancement of practice and education while emphasizes skill development and cultural relevance.
Training and education is delivered by formal and informal methods, one which includes Essential Learning, a virtual tutorial monitored by the Magellan Health Services, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA), and approved by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). Essential learning allows the Behavioral Health employee access to over 350 curriculum type courses developed to meet the competency requirements set forth by the State of Arizona.
In addition, experiential or "authentic learning" is available through curriculums that have been developed internally at Native American Connections and externally by other Tribal and Native American organizations.
Native American Connections values having traditional practitioners on staff, who oversee the "Native Traditional Healing" ceremonies and practices provided to our service recipients, employees, and the community, which include:
The Circle of Strength 16-hour family intensive program is available as a stand alone training program, and enhances the skills of clients and their family members.
Over the years, Native American Connections gained significant experience and professionalism in "Conference Planning" (None for the Road Campaign) and partnering with Indian Health Services (IHS) on their annual Behavioral Health conference. Employees are routinely asked to submit abstracts and present at conferences locally, statewide, in Tribal Communities, and at the National level.
Examples of most requested training:
Click on Certification for training and testing provided for Southwest Certification and IC&RC.
Native American Connections is equipped with State of the Art audio/visual equipment that enhances the training experience, and the Native American Community Service Center has professional training suites that are available for a nominal fee to the general public.