Counseling and Faith Based Programs
What is "Counseling and Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country"?
Counseling and Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country is a discretionary grant program from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, designed to link faith-based organizations, spiritual leaders, and traditional healers with victim service programs in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities to provide counseling services for crime victims. The goal of this initiative is to encourage collaboration between victim service programs, traditional healers, and other faith-based clergy, as well as to recognize traditional healing services as a resource for AI/AN crime victims.
What is the "Counceling and Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country Training and Technical Assistance Project"?
The T&TA Project’s purpose is to provide hands-on support and services to American Indian and Alaska Native grantees who have received funding through the Counseling and Faith Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country Grant Program.
Goals of Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA):
(1) Expand the capacity of tribal victim assistance programs to collaborate with traditional healers and other faith-based groups.
(2) Assist tribal victim assistance programs to effectively and consistently integrate traditional healing and other faith-based counseling options in their service delivery to tribal crime victims.
What T&TA Provides:
Contact information for Federal contact information for Federal Victim Witness Specialists (FBI and USAO), along with State VOCA and Victim Compensation administrators. Also included on the website are newsletters, workbooks, training manuals, a resource library, information about allowable costs for grantees' programs, and links to OVC and TTAC. Visit the website at http://www.unified-solutions.org.
T&TA Resource Library:
Along with our online Resource Library, Unified Solutions maintains an in-house library at its main office in Tempe, Arizona. The library includes books, newspaper and journal articles, audio/visual materials, legal codes, program management resources, training curriculum, newsletters, and fact sheets. Researchers are available to offer assistance by calling 1-877-438-4400 or by email request at: email@example.com
Educational Publications & Newsletters:
Unified Solutions continually researches and develops original training publications and offers a wide range of educational materials at both the administrative and direct-service levels. A bi-monthly T&TA Newsletter, provided at no charge to grantee programs, features educational articles, training opportunities, funding opportunities, and information about valuable resources.
A series of monthly tele-classes is provided through our toll-free conference line. Each tele-class is a focused, concise training, determined directly by the needs assessments of the grantee community. In addition, Unified Solutions has developed an original 16-week teleclass series, Leadership Skills for Program Managers in Indian Country, designed to provide participants with culturally relevant tools and skills to achive the goals of their programs.
Annual Skills Conferences & Resource Forum:
Annual Skills Conferences & Resource Forum: Each year a skills-based training conference is offered, featuring expert faculty and guest speakers, interactive workshops, opportunities for networking with other Tribal Victim Service programs, and cultural experiences that allow us to share our rich heritage.
Budget Assistance & Sustainability Support:
We provide services and resources to assist Tribal Victim Service providers with budget reporting and sustainability efforts in order to promote successful management, continued growth, and program sufficiency.
On-Site Training & Program Support:
We visit each community at least once during the grant cycle to work with program managers to identify the strengths and needs of their program, assist in the writing of program policies and procedures, and deliver training specifically tailored to that community.
One-on-One Technical Assistance:
We are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Arizona) at our office in Tempe. We can be reached by e-mail, telephone, or fax.
ON-SITE Training & Program Support
Unified Solutions trainers, project partners, and consultants understand that the best type of training is that which is tailored to each tribal community. If you do not find the topic you need listed here, please contact us for assistance.
Training Topics Include:
• Advocacy Skills
• Criminal Justice Investigations and Forensic Interviewing
• The Impact of Historical Trauma
• Cultural Proficiency and Communication
• Community Collaboration and Networking
• Needs Assessments and Community Outreach
• Data Collection and Outcomes Assessment
• Grant Writing and Other Sustainability Practices
ON-LINE Training & Program Support Tools
Unified Solutions has recently updated and expanded its online support services delivery options with a new suite of enhanced online tools . With this new suite implementation Unified Solutions will be able to utilize complex matrixes to strengthen our ability to make sure that you are getting the most up to date and appropriate support possible on the topics you need most.
2) Download the T&TA form and FAX it to 1-480- 966-3599 or
3) Email the completed form or a general request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Call us toll-free at: call us toll-free at 1-877-438-4400
Help Us Help You Complete this Online Counseling and Faith-Based Programs Self Assessment Tool to help us insure that we are providing you with the best support options available for your individual organization.
The Unified Solutions E-Learning Portal is now up and running with new content being developed everyday. This new training mechanism will be beneficial in so many ways and we are excited about the opportunities we see that it brings.
UP TO DATE CONTENT: Our course material can easily be updated and made current in our ever changing environment of the 21st Century. As laws or policies change, we can address that quickly in our course content and keep all participants who have already taken the training up to date as well.
TRAINING YOU NEED, WHEN YOU NEED IT: Current and appropriate training will be available to your organization when you need it most. Let us help you get your new staff members up to speed as quickly as possible, address attrition based turnover, and address new issues quickly and efficiently.
CONSISTANCY OF MATERIAL: The developed content for this portal will be consistant across all participants and will be easily contain the same supporting materials as the Leader Lead training sessions.
REDUCTION IN TRAVEL SPENDING: As budgets are being squeezed and policies restricting organizational meeting and travel funds are being implemented, online content will developed to mirror our leader lead training sessions as much as possible.
For more information about the Faith Based Program, please contact Unified Solutions Executive Director, Stanley L. Pryor toll-free at 1-877-438-4400, ext. 7 or by email at: email@example.com.