Call for Presentations in now open. Please submit your proposals by May 15, 2016.

A special invitation is extended to you to participate as a workshop presenter at the 5th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training. Workshop presentations for this training should demonstrate methods and strategies to plan, implement and/or improve Healing to Wellness Courts, including through cooperation and collaboration between tribal, federal, state and private entities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

It is anticipated that the training will include approximately 150-200 participants and that there will be approximately 15 workshops. Workshops are 75 minutes and should be highly interactive and relevant to the training goals and audience described above. Speakers fees will not be paid to workshop presenters. We may be able to provide limited support by providing limited lodging or travel if speakers request scholarships. 

This training is intended to provide advanced-level training to Healing to Wellness Courts that are already in operation. However, we will be inviting all tribes, regardless of their Healing to Wellness Court operational status or experience. 

We are seeking presentation proposals for all Healing to Wellness Court training topics, including best practices, treatment, mental health issues, assessment and evaluation, case management, sustainability, and any creative topic that you are willing to share with the Healing to Wellness Court community.

Please be aware that  because this is a limited training with only 10-15 workshop slots, not all presentation proposals will be accepted. 

Target Audience 
The target audience is Tribal Healing to Wellness Court team members, including judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, treatment providers, probation/corrections officers, law enforcement, court personnel, traditional healers, tribal elders, behavioral health, grant writers, as well as tribal leadership, state partners, and all other persons interested in implementing and enhancing Healing to Wellness Courts in their Native communities. 

Selection Criteria for Workshops will include
  • Relevance to Target Audience
  • Fits into General Training Goals
  • Presenters Demonstrate Expertise in Working with Native American Communities. (Presenters with limited expertise working with tribal communities are strongly encouraged to collaborate with a co‐presenter who has Indian Country expertise).
  • Presenters Demonstrate Expertise in Working with Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts and/or State Drug Courts
  • Encourages Interdisciplinary Coordination and Cooperation
  • Highlights Promising Practices
  • Introduces Innovative Strategies
  • Comports with National Best Practices and Drug Court Standards

How to Submit a Presentation Proposal
Please submit through the above form, or email a Word or PDF workshop proposal to — with the following information:

  • Contact Information
    Contact information of primary contact person and of co-presenter(s). The primary contact person receives all correspondence related to the presentation and is responsible for forwarding such information to all other presenters.

  • Proposed Workshop Title
    The title of your session.

  • Workshop Description
    In 3-5 sentences
     describe the theme and purpose of your presentation. This information will be published as received so please carefully proof-read your submission.

  • Learning Objectives
    What will participants gain or learn from your presentation?  Minimum of 3 objectives are required.

  • Level of Difficulty
    • Planning/Beginner - Participants will have little or no basic information about the topic presented; are in the planning stages of their Healing to Wellness Court;
    • Implementation/Intermediate - Participants will have some knowledge and experience about the topic; have conducted significant planning steps, but do not yet accept participants;
    • Enhancement/Advanced - Participants work in the topic area and/or have extensive knowledge of the topic; currently are operational
  • Audio Visual Needs
    Indicate any audio visual equipment you will need for your presentation.
  • Scheduling
    Please indicate if there is any day or time during the conference that you cannot present your workshop. Workshops are tentatively planned to start on Tuesday, September 27th at 8:30am and end Thursday, September 29th at 4:00pm.
  • Special Needs
    Please let us know if you have any special needs so we can insure the workshop room is appropriate for you.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
    Please include a copy of your Curriculum Vitae/Resume as well as those of your co-presenter(s).

We may record selected plenary/workshop sessions. Additionally, we will provide PDF copies of all PowerPoint and all presentation materials to training attendees via links on By submitting this presentation application, you are agreeing to the release of your rights concerning written materials and audio/video recording of your presentation unless you indicate otherwise in writing.