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BHA General Orientation (SOWK 330)

Term: 2021-2022 School Year Spring Semester


Danica Love Brown
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Corey Hodge


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Personal Biography

I earned at BA in Psychology from Western Washington University in 1996 and an MSW from Eastern Washington University in 2001. My professional background includes 8 years in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as some time spent in children's mental health and in a group home setting for children with developmental disabilities. I have experience with direct individual services, support groups, program and grant management and supervision. I've been a full-time faculty member at Heritage since 2007.  I started as the Field Director overseeing field practicum placements, and I became the Chair of the program in 2016.


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This course will introduce Behavioral Health Aide knowledge and methods appropriate for working with Tribal and urban Indian communities and an overview of the CHAP/BHA/DHA programs. It will explain and demonstrate practices that have been effective in Behavioral Health with individuals, famlies, groups and communities in Indian Country. Students will be expected to participate in many experiental-base learning opportunities. Prerequiste(s): Admission to the BHA program.