Working side-by-side with stakeholders to build capacity, transfer knowledge, and deliver results
KAI believes in the capacity of communities, agencies, and individuals. We nurture inherent strengths with tailored training and technical assistance grounded in client needs and cultural sensitivity. We help vulnerable and underserved communities address problems and design sustainable solutions.
KAI promotes, supports, and empowers youth, communities, organizations, and tribal governments. We build sustainability into the start of a project so communities can continue to benefit from our training and technical assistance services for the life of their projects.
Curriculum Design for diverse audiences
Outcomes Evaluations (e.g., GPRA, DCAR, and director reports)
Resilience- and trauma-informed care
Formal and informal community engagement
Community readiness, service delivery, and needs assessments
Virtual, web-based, and on-site TTA capabilities
Native Connections Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
KAI provides training and technical assistance to tribal grantees of Native Connections, SAMHSA’s 5-year grant program to address behavioral health needs of Native youth. KAI uses its extensive experience in this subject area and its deep cultural knowledge to provide face-to-face technical assistance, webinar trainings, and community event support to tribes. We guide the tribes’ work to develop and implement plans to reduce suicidal behavior and substance misuse, improve mental health, and support youth as they transition to adulthood.
Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Through this SAMHSA grant program, KAI engages with tribal communities to provide culturally appropriate support. We help these communities develop programs to prevent substance use and suicide and to promote mental health for Native children, youth, and families.