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Fort Peck Health and Resilience Symposium

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Fort Peck Community College 605 Indian Avenue Poplar, MT 59255

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The Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Tribes, Fort Peck Community College (FPCC), Indian Health Service (IHS), Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), and representatives from the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center are partnering on this public health symposium to:

  • engage the community about the prevalence and impacts of current and historical trauma on health across the lifespan
  • discuss community-based approaches to address trauma, and
  • provide an opportunity to develop a plan to become a trauma-informed tribal community.

Professionals in medicine, nursing, social work, education, the judiciary system, and law enforcement, as well as community members, are encouraged to attend.

Featured Topics & Speakers:

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Robert Anda, MD, MS – ACE Study Co-Founder & Co-Principal Investigator, Co-Founder ACE Interface

Intimate Partner Violence

Jacquelyn Campbell, RN, PhD – Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Educating the Community: Health Impact of Violence & Abuse

Tasneem Ismailji, MD, MPH – Academy on Violence & Abuse

Stress & Neurobiological Changes

Holly Wilcox, PhD – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Historical Trauma: Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma

Maria Yellow Horse-Brave Heart, PhD – University of New Mexico

Panel Discussions: Prevention of Trauma in the Community; Principles of Building a Trauma-Informed Tribal Community; Legacies of Historical Trauma; Historical Trauma Recovery; & Treating Trauma/Addressing the Needs of Traumatized Families

Education Credits:

Continuing Education (CE) credits will be available for Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers, Counselors, and Therapists for a fee.

General college education credits will be offered by FPCC.

Additional information on fees for professional CE credits and FPCC education credits to come.

Registration for all credits will occur on-site.

Schedule Overview:

May 27, 2015: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

May 28, 2015: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

May 29, 2015: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

More Information:

Lodging: The Sherman Inn and Homestead Inn located in Wolf Point, MT are two nearby options for lodging.

Questions: All questions should be directed to the planning committee email account (, which can be reached via the link below. If necessary, you may also contact Paula Fire Moon at Fort Peck Community College by calling (406) 768-6330.

Seating: Our venue has space for 200 guests in the main hall, with additional overflow rooms. Registration secures a spot in the main hall.

Fort Peck Reservation: Learn more about the Fort Peck Indian Reservation through the Tribal website (Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes), Montana Governor's Office of Indian Affairs website (Montana's Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribal Facts) and the tribal college website (Fort Peck Community College).