DIVISION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
The Tohono O’odham Nation Division of Behavioral Health’s mission is to provide a safe haven of caring and confidential behavioral health treatment for Tohono O’odham members and other eligible Native Americans who seek support in their healing journey.
The purpose of the Division of Behavioral Health is to foster healthy lifestyles by addressing the unique problems of individuals with alcohol, drug, and mental, behavioral, emotional, and relational issues living on or near the Tohono O’odham Nation. The Division provides services tailored to the needs of each individual, including youth and adults, in-home, community based, and clinic settings. Clients are self-referred, referred by family members, are court ordered for treatment, and are referred by other agencies such as Adult Protective Service, Child Welfare, and the schools.
Phone Number: (520)383-6165
Russell Johnson, Director of Clinical Services
To schedule an intake, you can call our Sells Office at (520) 383-6165 or our San Xavier Office at (520) 295-2570.
Behavioral Health provides:
- INDIVIDUAL THERAPY is designed to meet the individual needs of children and adults and are provided by a multi-cultural team of counselors.
- GROUP THERAPY Outpatient Treatment, Anger Management, Tribal Court Ordered Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment, Healing Journey ( Grief & Loss)
- FAMILY THERAPY is designed to help couples and families develop effective communication skills, resolve conflicts, improve family cohesiveness, and reduce scapegoating. Family therapy is useful for treating children with behavioral problems, marital problems, and families which include substance abusing family members.
- OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM (OPT) is adapted from the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous model which educates individuals about the disease concept of substance use disorders. The goal of OPT is to assist clients in achieving and maintaining sobriety.
- AFTERCARE is group therapy is available for individuals who have completed an outpatient or residential treatment program and would like to maintain their recovery in a healthy and supportive setting.
- ACUPUNCTURE WELLNESS is conducted in a supportive setting by Acupuncture Specialists, trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Protocol, NADA. The goal is to help individuals cope with everyday life stressors and emotional distress that is the result of substance abuse.
- GOOD ROAD OF LIFE: Through a suicide prevention grant from the Indian Health Service, (MSPI), we have developed a program for Native men, women and family wellness utilizing “The Good Road of Life” curriculum. The Good Road of Life” is a program that was developed by Native P.R.I.D.E., a Native American non-profit organization owned by Clayton Small (Northern Cheyenne). The culturally competent wellness curriculum provides experiential learning in the areas of prevention, wellness, leadership, hope and healing. It is designed to use “sources of strength” including spirituality, culture and humor to give participants the opportunity to heal and walk the road of wellness.
- YOUTH SERVICES are provided through outpatient groups and activities held throughout the year. Referrals to residential and inpatient treatment centers are also provided.
- ANGER MANAGEMENT Tribal Court Ordered Anger Management sessions conducted by TOBH staff using the Duluth Model.
- TRADITIONAL HEALING PRACTICES are available including Talking Circles, Sweat Lodge Ceremony, and coordination of services with Traditional Native Healers.
- TAS TONLIK KI DAY PROGRAM is a psychosocial day treatment program, for individuals afflicted with a serious mental illness, developmental disability, or a co-occurring disorder. The emphasis of the program is socialization, development of coping skills, and vocational rehabilitation activities.
- THE FASD PROGRAM The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Program provides outreach and education on: What is FASD? Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis Strategies on how to cope with a loved one who has been diagnosed with FASD The FASD Program will also be implementing a program called CHOICES, this program will target women of childbearing age to help educate them about FASD to reduce the frequency alcohol exposed pregnancies.
- SUICIDE PREVENTION-MSPI GRANT Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) Year 2/5 Wecij Hemajkam Apedak (Youth Wellness) – IHS Funded includes: Address suicide and substance use in youth by training and supporting Youth Council and other community youth to become change agents in their community to increase resiliency, building on the strengths inherent in the Himdag; Promote family engagement; and Increase access to prevention activities for youth to prevent substance use disorders that contribute to suicidal behaviors, in culturally appropriate ways.
- SUICIDE PREVENTION-SAMHSA GRANT Native Connections Program – Funded by SAMHSA Year 1/5 Wecij O’odham Namke (Young People’s Connections) includes: Year 1: Engage partners in the development of a strategic action plan to pilot culturally appropriate, sustainable, community-based prevention programming in existing services (the Recreation Centers and two district youth programs) to address the risk and protective factors for suicide and substance use/misuse, and create wellness opportunities for individuals, families, & communities Years 2-5: Implement and evaluate the Pilot Projects; utilizing what we learn to continue to expand programming for youth suicide and substance use prevention throughout the Nation.
- KOMCKUD KI DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM is a program to provide therapeutic and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. These services include: counseling, case management, shelter services, and advocacy. In addition, the program provides prevention activities to educate the community about how to reduce these problems in the community.
- COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS The Division of Behavioral Health offers a wide variety of community workshops on topics including: ASIST (Suicide Prevention Training) QPR (Brief Suicide Prevention Training) Conflict Resolution Substance Abuse Recovery Crystal Methamphetamine Recovery Anger Management Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Depression Recovery Healthy Relationships
- RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT Referral to residential treatment services for at least 60 days of treatment.
- FULL BODY ACUPUNCTURE Provided by a licensed acupuncturist with the State of Arizona, and board certified by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
- COURT ORDERED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PERPETRATOR PROGRAM A specialized service conducted by an agency certified by the State of Arizona to provide an approved domestic violence prevention and treatment program