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Programs

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) aims to lower the incidence and prevalence of alcohol abuse and alcoholism among American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) people, to a level at or below the general U.S. population, through a network of community-based emergency, inpatient, and outpatient treatment and rehabilitation services, in rural and urban settings.

Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI)

The Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative (DVPI) promotes the development of evidence- and practice-based models that represent culturally appropriate prevention and treatment approaches to domestic violence and sexual assault from a community-driven context. The DVPI expands outreach and increases awareness by funding programs that provide outreach, victim advocacy, intervention, policy development, community response teams and community and school education programs.

Forensic Healthcare

The Forensic Healthcare program addresses sexual and intimate partner violence, child sexual abuse, and elder maltreatment. By training health care providers to provide medical forensic examinations, collect accurate evidence in a timely manner, and participate in coordinated community response aimed at addressing violence, the program enables more AI/AN people to get needed health care.

Indian Children's Program (ICP)

The Indian Children's Program (ICP) provides training and telehealth consultation services for IHS, Tribal, and urban Indian health care providers to deliver health care to American Indian and Alaska Natives through age 18 with disabilities such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), autism, intellectual deficits, and mental health disabilities. These services use tele-video and web-based technology and are available nationwide. For more information, please visit the TBHCE website.

Mental Health

The Mental Health program promotes, provides, and manages a comprehensive system of mental health services, which offers AI/AN people a full range of culturally sensitive clinical and community mental health services.

Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI)

The Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) serves to expand community-level access to Urban AI/AN methamphetamine and suicide prevention and treatment programs, and to enhance evidence-based, practice-based, and community mobilization programs.

Suicide Prevention Program

The Suicide Prevention Program builds on the foundation of HHS's “National Strategy for Suicide Prevention”Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov to reduce suicidal behavior and its consequences, while ensuring honor and respect for Tribal traditions and practices.

Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE)

The Telebehavioral Health Center of Excellence (TBHCE) provides technical assistance, implementation, training, and evaluation support for remote health care, and serves isolated AI/AN communities and areas with limited or no access to behavioral health services.

Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC)

The mission of the Youth Regional Treatment Centers (YRTC) is to provide quality, holistic behavioral health care for AI/AN adolescents and their families in a substance-free, residential environment that integrates healing, spiritual values, and cultural identification.