The 11th National Indian Nations Conference: Justice for Victims of Crime
will be held December 11—13, 2008, in Palm Springs, California. This event will
focus on innovation and successful victim programs and strategies as well as
providing current information and promising practices from the field.
This national conference will provide opportunities for participants to share
knowledge, experiences, and ideas for developing and improving strategies and
programs that serve the unique needs of crime victims in Indian Country.
The workshops, plenary sessions, and Pre-Conference Institutes will be
exciting, challenging, and filled with information that you can take back and
use immediately in your community.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in strengthening the heartbeat of all our relations in
Indian Country including:
Tribal Service Providers including
- Victim Advocates
- Child Protection Case Workers
- Child Advocates
- Social Services
- Elder Services
- Medical Personnel
- Law Enforcement
- Prosecutors and Judges
- Substance Abuse Counselors
- Traditional Healers
Community Members including
- Tribal Leaders
- Victims/Survivors of Crime
- Tribal Elders & Youth
- Tribal College Faculty and Students
- Federal and State Service Providers in Indian Country
Continuing Education Credit
Continuing education for this event is sponsored by The Institute for
Continuing Education. Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full
attendance required for the sessions attended. The continuing education
processing fee is $40.00. The program offers contact hours per day as follows:
December 10: 6 hours; December 11: 6 hours.; December 12: 6 hrs.; December 13: 3
hrs. If you have questions regarding continuing education credit, contact hours
offered, the program, presenters, or for a listing of learning objectives by
session, please contact The Institute for Continuing Education at: 251-990-5030;
Who Should Attend: Psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage/family
therapists, drug-alcohol counselors, mental health professionals, nurses,
attorneys, Native American advocates, and all allied health professionals who
work with Native Americans.
Skills Level: Scheduled sessions are open to all Conference
registrants. Sessions have not been ranked according to skill level, due to the
interdisciplinary nature of this event. Registrants are urged to review the
program descriptions to determine appropriateness for personal and professional
Non-Credit Sessions: Continuing education credit is not offered for
breakfast, luncheon, dinner, reception events; poster sessions, board meetings,
networking sessions, advocacy meetings. If you have questions regarding events
for which continuing education is offered, please contact The Institute for
Continuing Education at the numbers listed above.
- Counseling: The Institute for Continuing Education is an NBCC
approved continuing education provider and a cosponsor of the event. The
Institute for Continuing Education may award NBCC approved clock/contact
hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. The Institute for Continuing
Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NBCC
provider No. 5643.
- Social Work: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved
as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association for
Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
1007. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state
jurisdiction to review current continuing education requirements for license
California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider No. PCE636.
Ohio Counselor and Social Work Provider No. RCS 03001.
Florida Board of SW, MFT, Counseling Provider No. BAP 255, expiration 03/09.
- Marriage Family Therapy: The Institute for Continuing Education
is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the Board of
Behavioral Sciences, Provider No. PCE 636.
- Drug-Alcohol: The Institute for Continuing Education is approved
by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) to
provide continuing education for alcohol and drug abuse counselors.
NAADAC Provider No. 00243.
- Nursing: The Institute for Continuing Education is an approved
provider of continuing education in nursing by the California Board of
Nursing, Provider No. CEP 12646.
- Legal: Application will be made to the State Bar of California
for approval of appropriate Conference workshops for continuing legal
- Law Enforcement: Law enforcement professionals who make
application for continuing education will receive verification of contact
hours earned in Conference participation, which may be submitted to their
POST. It is the responsibility of law enforcement professionals to check
with their POST to determine if such documentation will qualify for the
awarding of POST credit.
- Psychology: The Institute for Continuing Education is an
organization approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor
continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Continuing
Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Not all
sessions may offer CE credit for psychologists. The CE packet available on
site at the Conference CE desk will indicate those sessions approved for
psychologists. If you would like a listing of the sessions approved for
psychologists prior to the Conference, contact The Institute at:
251-990-5030; FAX: 251-990-2665.
We are asking that a representative from each tribe bring their tribal flag
so that flags from all Indian Nations represented can be displayed throughout
the conference and recognized during the opening session.