Wednesday, June 9, 20211:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tribes have always had practices focusing on the future, such as ceremonies for a good acorn harvest or healing the earth. Each tribe was a caretaker of the present with intentional teachings that looked toward the health and wellbeing of the generations to come, consistent with that of prevention efforts. This training will share how information, programs, and strategies used in Native American communities, and cultural teaching for best practices, are used to prevent substance use.
By the end of this training participants will be able to:
- Recognize prevention strategies for community, family, youth, and elders.
- Plan prevention strategies based on identified community needs that reflect Native American culture and local capacity.
About the Presenters
Rebecca “Maggie” Magdalena Escobedo-Steele is the founder of 7th Generation Warriors For Peace an organization dedicated to working with communities, families, individuals, children and youth to prevent cycles of family violence, gang conflict, addiction and suicide, by promoting cultural healing, positive activism and empowerment. For over 25 years, Maggie has implemented women’s leadership programs, youth and community prevention healing events, peacemaking in prison facilities, and wellness workshops throughout California and the United States. Maggie is recognized as a Distinguished American Indian Educator by the California Department of Education, a Peacemaker by the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, a Community Fellow for the California Wellness Foundation Violence Prevention Initiative, and an Ambassador for Peace Violence Prevention Coalition of Orange County. She has received the prestigious Chiefs award from Southern California Chief of Probation for her excellence and innovation in working to bring cultural healing and conflict resolution to countless individuals and families.
An accomplished artist and master drum maker, she has created murals with youth on reservations and schools throughout California and the nations. Her powerful stylized drawings have been given to youth and schools for decades. She is also a recording artist and is known for her beautiful drum songs and cultural storytelling. Her work is well known and respected in Native American communities. She is known as “Aunty Maggie” and is loved by many throughout the nation.
Angela Da Re, CCPS, ICPS, has over 20 years of experience in the field of Substance Abuse Prevention. As a Certified Prevention Specialist, she oversees all prevention programs and strategies, which encompass all the domains of prevention. As a Strengthening Families Program facilitator, Angela has had the pleasure of implementing the program for over 10 years, including a faith-based component to the local region. As a Master Trainer for SFP for over 5 years, she has had the opportunity to train countless facilitators in implementing the curriculum. Additionally, she has been trained as both a facilitator and trainer in multiple evidence-based programs. She is expert in community and collaborative prevention strategies.
Registration required, no cost to attend.