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.
In general, no training is required to implement the We R Native Facilitator’s Guide Curriculum.
We will post training recorded links on this page in the Training Materials Links section and on the Healthy Native Youth YouTube Channel.
If you are interested in receiving training, please contact Nicole Trevino, who has developed a 3-day training [email: Info@nicoletrevino.com, website: nicoletrevino.com, phone: 512-827-7101].
She also has spiral bound copies of the curriculum that can be ordered at-cost.
The We R Native Curriculum was first developed 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 has 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.
The expanded We R Native Teacher’s Guide is being evaluated by the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan (ITCM), as a Tribal PREP grantee, from 2018-2020.