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OFA Webinar: Building a Culture of Trauma-Informed Practices to Serve Families Receiving Tribal TANF

Tribal TANF programs can adopt a variety of trauma-informed principles into their offices and interactions with participants, with the goal of supporting Native families while avoiding re-traumatization and stigma. This Office of Family Assistance webinar on July 28, 2022 provided a historical overview of trauma and how it impacts Native families, including many individuals who come into Tribal TANF offices for services. Speakers shed light into how cultural practices can be used and incorporated into services and shared their experiences in incorporating trauma-informed practices into their work with Native families and children. Attendees also learned about resources they can use when considering adopting trauma-informed practices into their own offices and work. The webinar ended with a facilitated Q&A with all speakers.

This webinar:
• Amplified the expertise of American Indian and Alaskan Native experts by sharing strategies and resources relevant for Tribal TANF programs and staff nationwide
• Equipped frontline Tribal TANF staff with trauma-informed practices and communication strategies for use during client-caseworker interactions
• Provided participants with resources and connections to build their programs’ strategies for responding to trauma and preventing re-traumatization

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