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About This Program
Get your students actively involved in their own health and wellbeing! The 10-session guide offers fun, interactive lessons for using We R Native's multimedia health resources with students 13-18 years old. Activities incorporate connection to culture as a protective factor, while covering vital information about suicide prevention, mental health, sexual health, dating and relationships, drug and alcohol use and bullying. The lessons align with common core standards and have been reviewed for medical accuracy by the HHS Family and Youth Services Bureau.
Age Group Designed For:
10 lessons, 50 minutes each
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Teacher Training or Certification Required:
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Aligns with Common Core Standards. Deemed medically-accurate by DHHS FYSB
Evidence of Effectiveness:
Approved for use as a Tribal PREP curricula
Program Contact Information
- Amanda Gaston
- Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
- [email protected]
Training Materials Links:
Teacher Training or Certification Requirements:
No training is required to implement the guide.
Free spiral bound copies of the curriculum can be requested from Michelle Singer: [email protected]
Class Handouts & Worksheets:
Teacher's Answer Sheets:
Cultural Alignment, Adaptation or Tailoring Process
The We R Native Curriculum was first develop by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) as part of a multimedia health resource for Native teens and young adults. The We R Native program includes a text messaging service, social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube), a website, monthly contests, community service grants, an online Q&A resource (Ask Auntie) and this curriculum.
The current version was adapted by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCM) to provide access to vital health information to youth in Michigan. The combination of contributions by NPAIHB and ITCM provide an educational resource for young people that incorporates connection to culture as a protective factor, while covering vital information about suicide prevention, mental health, sexual health, dating and relationships, drug and alcohol use and bullying. Throughout the curriculum, youth are building skills in evaluating the quality of information on health topics to increase their health literacy skills. The curriculum concludes with a call to action and support for youth participants to take action and make a difference in their own communities.
The curriculum is designed to use in conjunction with other We R Native resources. Encourage students to sign up for the text messaging service (text NATIVE to 97779), send questions to Ask Auntie, and engage in the social media pages! This will enhance their learning and create more exciting opportunities to access health information.
The curriculum has also been reviewed for medical accuracy as part of the Tribal PREP Program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family and Youth Services Bureau.