Generational Clarity Training - September 24th

Better Health Together in partnership with American Indian Health Commission, is hosting a free Generational Clarity Training on Historical Trauma, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), Resilience and Cultural Protective Factors from a Native Perspective. The training is meant for providers and agencies serving American Indians and Alaska Natives

This all-day training will take place September 24th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Better Health Together. The trainer is Jan Ward Olmstead, MPA, Public Health Policy and Program Adviser, AIHC. She brings an understanding of evidence-based public health from working with tribal communities and over 35 years of public sector experience in health policy, public administration, and tribal and intergovernmental affairs. In partnership with tribal leadership, tribal health programs, and community members, Jan has helped create Native approaches to public health work that draw on unique cultural resources, community vision, and the engagement of tribal elected officials. 


  • Gain knowledge and understanding in the historical experience of American Indians and Alaska Natives connects to intergenerational trauma, ongoing discrimination, racism, lateral violence, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).

  • Gain knowledge and understanding in experiences over a life-course and generations has a significant impact on our health and well-being.

  • Be able to describe the link between ACE and early childhood brain development; impacts that adversity early in life has on increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life.

  • Gain understanding and knowledge about resiliency and the development of capacity, skills and abilities that give people of sense of managing difficulties.

  • Gain ways to reclaim your own stories through the understanding of generational clarity and Seven Generations Strategies based on intergenerational transmission, of experiences, strengths, and cultural resilience.

  • Understanding components of creating a trusting environment using trauma-informed strategies to support community and self-care.

Other important details:

  • Coffee, refreshments, and lunch provided thanks to Better Health Together

  • Free parking adjacent lot. Signs indicate it is a paid lot, but it is free until 5:00.

  • The building is not ADA accessible and attendees will walk down one flight of stairs

To register, click the button below and choose “Generational Clarity Training (Spokane, available for providers/agencies serving American Indian /Alaska Native people)” at the bottom of the form.

Please contact Symetria Gongyin at with any questions.