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Commission on Native Children Virtual Hearing: Addressing Child and Youth Sexual Abuse In Native Communities

October 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

October 20 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm Central/3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern
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This panel will examine the state of knowledge about prevention, intervention and response to child and youth sexual abuse in Native communities and institutions. The panel will provide context and historical experience in treatment, examples of successful treatment models and approaches to institutional change. New trauma-informed and wellness-based approaches that consider community engagement and individual opportunity to work through their experience have demonstrated improved outcomes and helped individuals constructively address their experiences. The panelists will share insights into research and practices to improve outcomes for Native youth survivors and their families.

  • Introductions and welcome (5 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau
  • Invocation (3 minutes) Called upon
  • Review of Commission Norms (2 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau
  • Overview of Commission and goals of meeting (5 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau
  • Dr. Dan Foster and Dr. Becky Crawford-Foster, Clinical, Health and Forensic
    Psychology, Blackfeet Tribal Behavioral Health, Great Falls, Montana. (15 minutes, 5 minutes for questions)
  • Dr. Esther Deblinger, Co-Founder, Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute, Professor, Rowan University, TF-CBT Co-Developer; Dr. Elisabeth Pollio, Director of Mental Health Administration, Child Abuse Research Education and Service Institute, Associate Professor, Rowan University (15 minutes, 5 minutes for questions)
  • Dr. Joshua Sparrow, Director of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School (15 minutes, 5 minutes for questions)
  • Cross-Cutting Recommendations from Witnesses (20 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau
  • Questions and discussions (22 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau
  • Wrap up (3 minutes) Co-Chair DeCoteau


October 20, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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