Trainings and Webinars

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Alert:  Training events shifted to online mode. 

RurAL CAP staff and partners offer professional training for youth serving professionals, volunteers, and supportive adults.  We host several training events each year and offer travel scholarships pending funding availability.

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What We Do

The Resource Basket’s Training and Technical Assistance can help you through:

  • Access to a network of youth-serving partners and tribal organizations
  • Online training/resources
  • Phone/web consultation
  • Statewide/regional training
  • Community-based training and technical assistance (as funding allows)

About our Webinars

Our webinars feature Alaska-based presenters sharing their expertise and best-practices for working with and supporting Alaska’s youth in strength-based ways. Trainings are presented for adults working or volunteering with youth, except where noted.


Our Audience

  • Tribal Youth programs
  • Youth-serving providers
  • Volunteers
  • Health educators
  • Parents
  • Others working with youth

2020 Events

Virtual Events

YEAH Summit - Now Online

April 28 – June 3:  Knowledge, Fun, and Prizes!

Join us for this year’s exciting youth-led YEAH Summit online! Learn new skills. Make new friends, have fun with activities–and learn how to inspire youth and others to healthy, tobacco-free lives. This year’s summit convenes live on the YEAH Summit YouTube Channel at 3 p.m. April 28. Tune in for prizes and fun. Don’t miss it, and invite all your friends.

It’s never too late to join in

Native Youth Healing Gathering

May 21, 2020 10:45am – 12:45pm [AK Time]

The NCUIH Youth Advisory Council is at the forefront of a movement to promote wellness, resilience, healthy relationships, and healing in AI/AN youth. NCUIH’s Youth Council (in partnership with the United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc.(UNITY) personally invites Native youth across Indian Country to join and participate in a National Virtual Native Youth Healing Gathering. The purpose of this Native virtual youth healing gathering is to support AI/AN youth during these challenging times of social distancing by empowering Native youth to amplify their voices, share stories of healing, learn to build resiliency, build healthy relationships, maintaining wellness and raise awareness of the Youth Council’s upcoming Indigi-Wellness Healer campaign.

The National Native Youth Healing Gathering is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st from 2:45 PM to 4:45 PM (ET), 1:45 PM-3:45 PM (CT), 11:45 AM- 1:45 PM (PT), 10:45 AM -12:45 PM (AKT). Register now and learn how to become an Indigi-Wellness Healer.

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OJJDP Virtual Tribal Consultation

June 25, 2020 3:30pm – 5:45pm Eastern Time

OJJDP will use this opportunity to foster dialogue about the new tribal provisions of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (JJRA), and gain insight on collaborating with tribes to implement them. The Office also seeks input on increasing tribes’ awareness of and access to juvenile justice funding, and creating a policy for ongoing coordination with tribes.

The Consultation Framing Paper on the Juvenile Justice Reform Act and Tribal Youth Delinquency Prevention and Intervention Programs is available in link below.

Your participation will contribute to developing informed tribal juvenile justice responses that enhance public safety, promote accountability, and empower tribal youth and communities.

Register Now!

OJJDP is also accepting written comments at

Tribal Court Conference

Postponed to August 4-6, 2020

We have rescheduled the Court Conference to August 4-6. Byron Bluehorse is currently adding updated language to our Court Conference webpage. We want to proactive and prepared for when things settle down and return to normal. We are receiving a large mass of emails regarding the conference from both presenters and attendees, and with an expectation of around 200-300 people, we want to be confident in some kind of plan going forward. We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and as we receive new information we will continue to evaluate the Conference be held or not. If things with COVID-19 take longer to return to normal than expected. TCC and UAF staff decided that if the Conference is not held in August, we will cancel for this year.

​10th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

September 9-11, 2020:  Event may switched to virtual mode.

Event Tracking - Training List

Tenative Trainings

More information on date(s) and specific location will be announced as soon as possible. 
  • School-Based and Community Circle Training (TBA)
  • Motivational Interviewing (training – TBA)
  • Center for Youth Program Quality (training – TBA)
  • Healthy Relationships Plus Program (training/online – TBA)
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (training – TBA)
  • Tribal Public Safety Code – Initiating Tribal Public Safety Cases (webinar – TBA)

Past Trainings & Webinars

On-site and off-site trainings and workshops


  • Part 1 of 2:  January 29, 2020
  • Part 2 of 2:  February 12, 2020

A recorded webinar

Wendy DeGraffenried, president and owner of Path of the Heart, Inc. is a school nurse at Wasilla Middle School.   She travels the globe teaching Adverse Childhood Experiences, resiliency building, body-brain strategies, and mindfulness practices. Participants will discover the positive impacts of mindfulness, participate in mindful strategies, learn how to access multiple resources, and how to integrate mindfulness into trauma-sensitive cases.

Alaska Seeds of Change

A recorded webinar

Ryan Witten from Alaska Seeds of Change gives us an insight of his program in promoting youth skill-building through employment and promoting a culture of self-development. 

Circle Facilitator

August 2019

Our communities utilized the Circle process for many things with different methods, names, and protocol.  It is vital to create balance in our communities and support overall health and wellness.  The circle is not only approved by our Ancestors, but is also an evidence-based tool that has been proven a useful tool in juvenile delinquency, alcohol/substance abuse, and conflict resolution. 

Rural Providers' Conference

July 2019

The RPC is a cultural celebration of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement – an opportunity to share information, address substance abuse, support recovery and promote wellness. 

Circle Peacemaking

April 2019

The goal of this training is to provide a three-day interactive and informational presentation on the Circle Peacemaking.  Participants will learn and share the intentions, philosophies, and styles of different approaches to using a Circle for restorative practices, and identify a path aligned with their community’s value of supporting Alaska Native youth while restoring overall community wellness.


March 2019

Calricaraq, translated “Healthy Living”, is a culturally-based program utilizing Yup’ik culture, values, and traditions to address behavioral health issues from a holistic, indigenous approach.

Growing Healthy Youth

March and January 2019

A recorded webinar

Tara Christiansen-Stiller is the presenter for this training.  She will be sharing her knowledge of nutrition and physical activity among Alaska Native families.

History & Hope

December 2018

A recorded webinar

Discover useful tools and resources that were referenced during the History and Hope: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, & Being Trauma-Informed presentation.

National Tribal Youth Conference

October 2018

The OJJDP Tribal Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center held the 2018 National Tribal Youth Conference from December 3-4, 2018 with the theme, “Reclaiming the Sacred Circle: Justice and Healing for Tribal Youth through Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment.”

Success Stories

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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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