9th Annual THRIVE Conference
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
THRIVE reached the capacity of 84 youth participants. Registration for 9th Annual THRIVE Conference is now closed.
If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, contact THRIVE project coordinator Celena McCray at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-416-3270. The waitlist is still a first come, first basis.
Presented to you by THRIVE, with funding from the Garrett Lee Smith youth suicide prevention grant from SAMHSA and the MSPI grant from the Indian Health Service.
What: 9th Annual THRIVE Conference
When: June 24-28, 2019
Where: Portland, Oregon at the Native American Student and Community Center at Portland State University 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201
Who: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth 13-19 years old *Background checks are required for all adults 18+
Join us this summer and spend a week in the city of roses! This conference will focus on building protective factors and help Native youth to strengthen their nation through culture, prevention, connections, and empowerment! Participants will learn about healthy lifestyle choices like healthy behaviors, suicide prevention, healthy relationships, and building new friendships through FIVE (5) interactive workshop tracks.
Sessions will incorporate American Indian/Alaska Native culture, traditional learning strategies, and skill-building activities that educate youth about healthy behaviors.
- Creative Design w/OXDX – The aim is to help the youth generate and disseminate a youth-driven social marketing campaign. This workshop will provide youth with hands-on activities with founder and owner of OXDX clothing line Jared Yazzie and his talented team by creating their own logo using digital design to develop meaningful campaigns around the environment, cultural, body and mind. These custom shirts, stickers, and patches will be shown off by creating a social media plan to spread these positive messages. Space is limited and you don’t want to miss out on this awesome experience.
- Beats Lyrics Leaders (songwriting and production) – Explore your way through cultures and heritage with music! BLL offers a hands-on approach to learning as they teach each participant, young and old, the ins-and-outs of beat making, lyric/songwriting, and recording.
- Science and Medical Track (Oregon Health and Science University) – Meet Native professionals working in health and science fields, explore the amazing technology of the Oregon Health & Science University, learn how translational research impacts health, learn how alcohol impacts the brain, and more. Join us to see this work in action and learn about many aspects of healthy living.
- Traditional Foods Workshop (culture & nutrition) – What are your favorite traditional foods? Why are they important to you? We will learn how our traditional foods have sustained us over the years and discuss how they keep us healthy. This workshop is all about keeping our bodies and spirits nourished. We will learn to prepare a healthy snack using traditional foods, hike through an urban forest and learn how it is connected to salmon runs, and participate in a service learning project to remove invasive species and protect biodiversity and water quality. Be prepared to move, explore, and eat!
- Storytelling in Graphic Novels (culture as prevention) – In this workshop, we will use Indigenous storytelling to develop a graphic novel. We will use the Trickster story to talk about the impact of addiction on NativeAddiction can impact anyone and as a community, we can look towards the story of the Trickster or “The Tricky One” to learn how addiction can impact Native communities in similarly sneaky ways. In oral tradition, Trickster is a sacred being that take on many forms. To mention just a few, he can be old-man coyote among some tribes, raven in Northwestern tribes, or, more generically, “The Tricky One” (such as Wakdjunkaga among the Winnebago or Manabozho among the Menomini).
Chaperones Workshops (optional):
Sessions will provide chaperones with culturally-appropriate programs and resources, interactive activities for those working with Native youth, and opportunities to collaborate to promote adolescent health.
- Question Persuade Refer Training (QPR)
- Youth Engagement Session
- Healthy Native Youth Brainstorm Session
- Northwest Tribal Juvenile Justice Alliance
- Northwest Native Adolescent Health Alliance Meeting
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
THRIVE reached its capacity of 84 youth participants. Registration for 9th Annual THRIVE Conference is now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, contact THRIVE project coordinator Celena McCray at email@example.com or 503-416-3270. The waitlist is still a first come, first basis.
REGISTRATION IS FREE and ends on June 10th – or – when we reach 84 youth participants. 1 chaperone for every 4 youth attending *Space is limited, 8 youth per tribe maximum. Additional youth will be added to the waitlist on a first come first serve basis. Tribes on the waitlist will be notified by May 31st.
Submit forms by June 10th to Celena McCray by fax (503-228-4801) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Adults 18+ must complete a background check (paid for by NPAIHB) – or – submit a letter from your organization/tribe which states that you have completed a background check.
- Background check (paid for by NPAIHB): Fill out a chaperone consent form and send to Celena McCray.
- Letter: Click here to download the template letter to submit from your organization/tribe.
*** Background checks MUST be completed & results (or letters from organizations/tribes) received by the NPAIHB by June 14th for admittance to the conference.
Lodging and Travel Logistics:
There is a group rate at the Radisson Red Portland Downtown (Closing on May 22, 2019) $179/night + tax
Reserve online using this like, 9TH THRIVE YOUTH CONF or call 503-334-2167 ask for “9th THRIVE YOUTH CONF”
Additional accommodations at The Hotel Zags Reservations, ( Closing on May 31, 2019) $184.00/night + tax
Reserve online using this link, The Hotel Zags Reservation The Group Code, “235190623NPAIHB” or call 877-484-1084 ask for the “NPAIHB June Group Rate”
- Lunch and snacks will be provided Monday-Thursday. Breakfast and dinners are not included.
- Travel, parking, lodging, breakfast, and dinners are not included.
Click here for a copy of sample expense budget for THRIVE.
Welcome to Portland! Visitor Guide Links Below:
- June 10th Registration deadline – or – when we reach 84 youth participants
- June 10th Participant/Chaperone forms due to Celena McCray
- May 22nd and May 31st Room block deadline
- June 14th Background Checks completed with results – or – received letters from organization or tribe.
- Please bring cultural games, regalia, music, and activities to share during the cultural night on Tuesday.
If you have any questions, contact Celena McCray at 503-416-3270 or by email email@example.com
Funding for this conference was made possible, in part, by grant number SM61780 from SAMHSA and IHS grants BH16IHS0016 and BH16IHS0021. The views expressed in written conference materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA, or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.