An integrated Youth Treatment Program
Medicine Bear is a holistic and culturally relevant Native American treatment program.
Out treatment philosophy is based in the Sacred Circle / Medicine Wheel Teachings
integrated with Evidence Based Therapeutic Intervention.
our mission To help each child in his or her
effort to become a strong, healthy bi-cultural Native Warrior who will walk in balance
with all creation.
our purpose Our purpose is to encourage personal
healing through spiritual growth, cultural appreciation & respect, critical thinking and
reasoned decision-making skills using culturally appropriate and relevant material woven
with experiential teachings.
our philosophy We believe our children are sacred,
given to us from the Creator as blessings and gifts. We also believe that we have a
sacred responsibility to care for and respect our children. We speak with our youth, not
at them and we acknowledge our obligation to our ancestors; by teaching the children how
to care for themselves and other people. We believe that we must use wisdom and guidance
from the Creator in all of our decisions and actions as we care for and help our
children heal from their trauma and pain.
youth between the ages of 10-18
Based Behavioral Therapy
Individualized treatment and education plans
and Family Therapy
off-campus experiential learning opportunities
services include: aftercare and discharge planning, career/life-skills curriculum,
restitution, community service and employment opportunities
Medicine Bear Components
relevant and appropriate mental health, alcohol and drug assessments with intensive
alcohol and drug treatment services, including the Red Road to Wellbriety approach
to healing, the Medicine Wheel & 12 Steps for Adolescents, and traditional healing
storytelling, meditation, guided imagery, breathing and relaxation techniques
Inspirational on and off-campus cultural activities and
American inter-dependent life skill building
specific history, value clarification and knowledge building
specific case management services
Otipi - Our Beautiful Cultural Learning Center
“Learning to Walk a Sacred Path”