New Publication: TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

New Publication

SAMHSA’s new Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP), “TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives” (TIP 61), provides practical and culturally relevant guidance on how best to provide effective behavioral health services to clients in this population. TIP 61 is divided into three parts:

  • Part 1 focuses on American Indian and Alaska Native history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives. It discusses demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health, highlighting the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, competence, and culture-specific knowledge. It also describes specific treatment interventions, including traditional American Indian and Alaska Native interventions and cultural adaptations to standard behavioral health approaches.
  • Part 2 is intended for administrators, program managers, and clinical and other supervisors to help foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development, considerations in program and professional development, and culturally responsive program policies and procedures.
  • Part 3 provides a literature review.

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