NATI cultivates traditional teachings and cultural values to promote wellness and healing.
Native American Training Institute (NATI) will create opportunities for individuals to be motivated in achieving their fullest potential through education and skills to address substance use disorder, trauma informed care, and the social
determinants of health. These skills will shape the future by preserving our heritage through discovery, with a focus on resiliency to strengthen and reconnect families
by building capacity, infrastructure and resources.
Native American Training Institute (NATI) provides a professional learning environment and network
that enhances the individual’s cultural identity and values of their respective communities for optimal
healing and growth.
NATI increases equitable pathways to on-going continuing education for cultural care providers, and multi-disciplinary professionals (including, but not limited to: Peer Support, Behavioral Health Services, Substance Use Disorder, Social Services, Public Safety, and Law Enforcement) integrating a strong cultural treatment modality for youth, individuals, families, and veterans.
Incorporated in 2010, the Native American Training Institute, Inc. (NATI) provides and elevates behavioral health professionals, addiction counselors, social workers and other mental health representatives through quality education, training, and professional development programs. NATI’s annual school continues promote wellness, healing, prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery through traditional Native American values.
Founded in 1974 as the American Indian Training Institute, AITI was established to promote sobriety and prosperity within Native American communities, thus expanded into a training and education program for skilled therapists. Upon retirement of AITI’s founder, David Vallo, the organization evolved into the Native American Training Institute.