2023-2025 Catalog

BEHA 100 Behavioral Health General Orientation

Introduces Federal and State laws and policies, Tribal Health Systems, history of Community Health Aide Program, and methods appropriate for working with Tribal and urban Indian communities. This course will include diverse cultural content by incorporating place-based knowledge, Tribal Health-based practices, related experiences, and specific topics relevant to social pathologies. Prerequisite: ENGL 101. (NE)




  1. Identify historical and legislative developments within the field of Behavioral Health and practices.
  2. Compare and contrast fundamentals of Tribal Health Care Systems on and off reservation in the Federally Recognized Tribes, State Recognized Tribes and Urban Native Populations.
  3. Develop a protype of Recovery, Health, Balance and Wellness Plan for self-care that includes strength-based professional development that identifies interconnectedness of history, tribal place-based knowledge and community health care.
  4. Explain tribal values, ethics and characteristics are effective in behavioral health care systems for Indigenous trauma care.
  5. Evaluate contemporary issues in Tribal-based behavioral health services with individual regional differences, early intervention and emergency behavioral health response protocols.
  6. Develop portfolio to reflect coursework in Behavioral Health Aide Projects for NWIC/CHAP/NPAIHB.