Bettelyoun speaks at U.S. Forum
Attendees at the U.S. Forum will hear Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun discuss childhood trauma and the awareness and prevention of youth suicide as part of the Forum agenda.
Those attending both her breakout session and the forum will receive suicide prevention training required for teacher recertification in five Northwest states.
Bettelyoun is Sicangu Lakota, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She is president of Buffalo Star People, a nonprofit organization specializing in delivering sustainable transformational education/healing to native communities. She is also the director of suicide prevention services at the Helpline Center in Sioux Falls.
As a professional consultant in the field of psychology for over 18 years, Bettelyoun has worked with tribal nations, community groups, nonprofits and educational institutions on issues of advocacy, prevention of childhood abuse, addictions, depression, low self-esteem, and rage.
U.S. Forum attendees will hear Dr. Barbara Bettelyoun.