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Behavioral Health Services

UAII provides behavioral health services for all ages. Our experienced professionals provide individual psychotherapy and group services.

UAII’s model of care is provided with respect for cultural beliefs and traditions for those we serve.

Substance Abuse Services

Our full-service Substance Abuse Disorder Treatment programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual and provide holistic care to promote long-term recovery.

As part of our unwavering commitment to provide services that honor our culture, our programs integrate both Holistic Native and Evidence-Based approaches.

  • Screening and Assessments
  • Case Management Services
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Group Treatment
  • Prevention Activities for Youth and Families
  • Advocacy and Support Services
  • Access to Medical Detoxification and Residential Care
  • Culturally-Focused Treatment (Talking Circles, Wellbriety and Sweat Lodge Ceremony)

A Traditional Approach to Substance Abuse Treatment

We recognize the need for culturally-sensitive treatment of adult mental health services and substance abuse treatment. That’s why our staff includes Licensed Psychologists and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who understand the needs and traditions of our community.

Substance Abuse and Suicide

Substance abuse and suicide are significant concerns within the American Indian community, often stemming from historical trauma, intergenerational challenges, and socio-economic disparities. Prevention Services aim to address these issues by offering educational programs, counseling, and support groups to empower individuals and families to make healthy choices and seek help when needed.

Suicide Prevention Efforts in Native Communities

UAII recognizes the importance of suicide prevention efforts tailored to the unique cultural and social context of the American Indian community. Through partnerships with tribal organizations, mental health professionals, and community leaders, we implement evidence-based strategies and culturally appropriate interventions to reduce the risk of suicide and promote mental wellness.

WIND Program

The Walking In a New Direction (WIND) Program provides culturally-relevant substance use and suicide prevention and early intervention services to American Indian/Alaska Native youth and young adults, targeting those between the ages 12 to 24. The goals of the WIND Program are to empower youth to take charge of their own health and wellness; to encourage community wellness, education and resilience; and to increase staff capacity to respond to youth in crisis.

With a focus on strength-based strategies to develop healthy coping skills and protective factors, the WIND Program offers a combination of educational workshops and recreational and cultural activities, such as:

  • Educational presentations on depression, suicide and substance use prevention
  • Arts and crafts workshops
  • Recreational activities, such as horseback riding, indoor rock climbing, and hiking
  • Culturally-based activities such as basket weaving, dreamcatcher and prayer tie workshops, and GONA
  • Family outings to Pow Wows and other community events and gatherings
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Prevention & Aftercare (P&A) Services

Prevention and Aftercare (P&A) Services is supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services and provides strength-based, family-centered programming to build protective factors for children and their families. The goal of P&A is to prevent child maltreatment by engaging families in community-based family supports; to increase child safety within the home; and help families develop healthy behaviors and increase family resilience.

UAII’s P&A programming includes activities, workshops, resources and supports, such as:

  • Yoga
  • Book Club
  • Talking Circle
  • Beading and Sewing Workshops
  • Financial literacy
  • Positive Indian Parenting
  • Peer Support groups
  • Students Run LA
  • Drum, Dance & Regalia Workshops
  • Concrete Support for Basic Family Needs
  • Young Spirit Hour
  • Linkages/referral to resources through individualized case navigation

Call us: 213-202-3970 (Ext. 7100)

Partnership for Families

Partnership for Families is a program through the Department of Children and Family Services, aimed at supporting families with children 0-5 years of age.

UAII’s PFF program offers a variety of services to help families on their parenting journey.

  • Training
  • Counseling
  • Therapy
  • Case Management

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