Federally Recognized Tribes
There are 574 federally recognized tribes each with unique and diverse community structures, cultural and religious beliefs, values, language, customs, and practices.
The Tribal Youth Resource Center (TYRC) provides freely available training and technical assistance to requesting tribes with recognition of the diversity of tribal communities. To support beneficial training the TYRC leverages existing tribal community partnerships and provides broad-based training on a range of topics relating to tribal juvenile justice, prevention, and intervention. The TYRC also provides opportunities for communities to engage in peer-to-peer dialogue about best and promising practices to support tribal youth. Tribal communities are welcome to register for our open events and encouraged to request training and technical assistance at any time.
Learn about the ways we provide collaborative support to tribal communities
Prevention and Intervention
Our subject matter experts support Tribal and local agencies with implementation of delinquency prevention and intervention programs. Tribal Youth Resource Center staff identifies appropriate and effective resources for evidence-based and practice-based programs, and provides guidance on best practices for the development of sustainable and effective programs.
Community Needs Assessment and Resource Mapping
The Tribal Youth Resource Center assists with identifying and analyzing existing programs and services so Tribal and local agencies can make informed decisions leading to positive change. We also help pinpoint potential challenges that can arise when implementing new or existing programs. The team also supports Tribal specific planning approaches such as the Gathering of Native Americans.
Strategic Planning Assistance
Our team offers the ongoing strategic planning support that is so vital when implementing effective prevention programs. Our resource library is also a valuable resource for strategic planning guidance and templates.
Classroom and Virtual Training
The Tribal Youth Resource Center facilitates both in-person and online learning, which may include developing curriculum for specific training topics, dialogues, peer-to-peer exchanges, or targeted training events with Tribal prevention and intervention practitioners.
Research and Information Requests
Our help desk is here to support Tribal communities. Contact us by email with your training and technical assistance inquires or submit a request here.
“I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.”–Isna-la-wica (Lone Man), Teton Sioux