|2004-2005 UAF Catalog|
Rural Human Services
College of Rural Alaska
Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 34 Credits
This one-year program is designed to develop strong and healthy rural Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. It provides entry-level training for students preparing for careers as natural helpers/healers in village-based public, private and volunteer human service organizations.
The curriculum draws extensively on resource people from the Native community. It reflects a strong multicultural orientation that validates, incorporates and builds on Native values and principles. Courses are given through a series of four intensive three-week training sessions at selected delivery sites. A practicum and electives round out the program.
Admission is open to anyone employed by a regional Native health corporation or local entity providing village-based human services, or to individuals recognized by their communities as natural helpers/healers. A high school diploma or GED and/or previous training or work experience in the delivery of village-based human services are recommended but not required.
* The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Review Board has approved these courses toward certification or recertification of Substance Abuse Counselors in the state of Alaska.