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.
Designed for youth between the ages of 10-18
Staff secure facility
Evidence Based Behavioral Therapy
Individualized treatment and education plans
Individual and Family Therapy
On-grounds year-round education
Daily physical conditioning
Awesome off-campus experiential learning opportunities
Transitional services include: aftercare and discharge planning, career/life-skills curriculum, restitution, community service and employment opportunities
Medicine Bear Components
Culturally 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 activities
Native American philosophy/spirituality
Native storytelling, meditation, guided imagery, breathing and relaxation techniques
Inspirational on and off-campus cultural activities and events
Native American inter-dependent life skill building
Tribal specific history, value clarification and knowledge building
Tribal specific case management services
Anpetuluta Otipi - Our Beautiful Cultural Learning Center
“Learning to Walk a Sacred Path”