Native American Programs

Project Making Medicine
Project Making Medicine (PMM) is a national training program for mental health professionals from tribal and Indian Health Service agencies in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. PMM is funded by a grant from the Office of Child Abuse and Neglect in HHS and is directed by Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD. The trainings are held in Oklahoma City, OK at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and provides limited scholarships for lodging and some meals. The next scheduled training dates are:

  • March 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2012
  • April 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2012
  • September 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2012
  • November 6, 7, 8 and 9 2012

For more information about attending the training, please see the Indian Country Child Trauma Center website at

Indian Country Child Trauma Center 
The goal of the ICCTC is to develop trauma related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically adapted and designed for Native American children.  These treatment protocols will incorporate both common and tribal specific Native cultural perspectives and traditions; principles of current evidence-based models; and will be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the varying cultures within Native people and communities.


The models the ICCTC adapted include:

  • Honoring Children, Making Relatives (Parent Child Interaction Therapy)

  • Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

  • Honoring Children, Respectful Ways (Treatment for Children with Sexual Behavior Problems)

  • Honoring Children, Tending the Spirit (Psychological/Mental Health First Aid)

Native American Monograph Series
This project developed a series of booklets to assist individuals in better understanding issues affecting Native communities. The booklets increase the amount and quality of resource materials available to community workers so that they can assist Native American victims of crime and the general Native public. This project was funded by the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. You can download the monographs by selecting the title below:   

Training and Technical Assitance
CCAN provides administrative oversight for a consultant to provide on-site training in the prevention of domestic violence to both developing and established programs in Indian Country. In addition, the consultant will provide training at regional and national conferences as well as phone consultation. To request training or technical assistance, contact Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD.

Cross Cultural Training Program
This curriculum was designed for Federal Criminal Justice Personnel working in Indian Country. "Upon the Back of a Turtle..." contains a 22 minute video and sections on Introduction to Indian Country, Historical Overview of Federal Policies and Events, Historical Trauma and Present Impact, History of Federal Victim Assistance Services and Programs, Issues and Cultural Considerations in Delivery of Victim Services in Indian Country, and Justice in Indian Country. The project was funded by the Office for Victims of Crime. Contact the Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center at 1-800-627-6872 to request a copy.