Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc.
The Five Sandoval Indian Pueblos, Inc. will strengthen and improve the health of its community members by providing prevention and intervention services focusing on youth, family, and tribal officials in the Pueblos of Cochiti and Zia. They will focus on the prevention and intervention of methamphetamine and other substance abuse, and awareness of suicide behaviors. They will enhance traditional and cultural resiliency skills through community activities such as language preservation, traditional arts and crafts, and other cultural events.
Ohkay Owingeh Boys and Girls Club
The Ohkay Owingeh Boys and Girls Club of America will use the SMART Moves and MethSMART programs as early intervention strategies in order to provide prevention education that will reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse in youth ages 6-18 years. Implementing the MethSMART curriculum after the SMART Moves curriculum creates a comprehensive evidence and practice-based prevention program that strongly focuses on the issues surrounding methamphetamine and other drugs and self-harm in Native Communities.
Pueblo of Acoma
The Pueblo of Acoma Behavioral Health Services (PABHS) will expand its current efforts to address methamphetamine abuse and suicide in Acoma youth and young adults ages 8-24 years. The project will address approaches to building resiliency, promoting positive development, and increasing self-sufficiency among Native youth. They will increase access to prevention activities while promoting family engagement.
Pueblo of Isleta
The Pueblo of Isleta, Prevention Program will continue to provide culturally sensitive prevention and intervention activities that address mental health, substance abuse, and suicide awareness. They will work with youth participants, incorporating indigenous values and practices in order to reduce levels of involvement in risky behaviors.
Pueblo of Sandia
The Pueblo of Sandia will enhance the capacity of providers and community members to recognize and respond to suicidality. They will provide: 1) training to their medical and education staff in QPR; 2) develop a community-wide campaign to honor National American Indian/Alaska Native Suicide Awareness Day; and 3) enhance community access to evidence-based suicide prevention and intervention services by implementing two separate community-based mindfulness groups for youth and adults.
Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc.
The Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc. will promote positive youth development and family engagement through the implementation of early intervention strategies to reduce the risk factors for suicidal behaviors and substance abuse. The establishment of a Ramah Navajo Youth Council will provide the youth with an opportunity to have a role in solving local community issues related to substance abuse and suicide; as well as provide positive development, youth leadership opportunities, and build resiliency. The program will provide Youth Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), to increase self-sufficiency behaviors and increase the capacity of the Ramah Navajo Community to operate successful substance abuse and suicide prevention services.
Santo Domingo Pueblo
The Santo Domingo Pueblo, Kewa Family Wellness Center will provide youth development skills training to youth in grade six at the local elementary school. These activities are made possible through partnerships with the National Indian Youth Leadership Project and the Santo Domingo Community School. Youth development activities will follow the Project Venture curriculum and will include in-school, afterschool and weekend sessions.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe – Purpose Area 3
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe project has three programmatic efforts: 1) to increase access to the Peaceful Spirit Intensive Residential Treatment program for meth-involved adults; 2) to increase access for families with a methamphetamine-involved youth or family member to the local Multi-Systemic Therapy program; and, 3) engage the youth in creating a local messaging campaign targeting adults, produced in collaboration with local stakeholders and the regional substance prevention coalition.
Southern Ute Indian Tribe – Purpose Area 4
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe project has three programmatic efforts: 1) enhance the existing Project Venture evidence-based program (developed by the National Indian Youth Leadership Program) targeting middle schoolers; 2) support the expansion of Project venture activities to high school youth through the Project Venture Peer Leader program; and, 3) develop, maintain, and expand suicide prevention activities through gatekeeper training and marketing the gatekeeper function to the community at large.
Pueblo of Taos
The Pueblo of Taos CORE: Community Outreach, Resilience and Empowerment will: 1) engage Native youth in the Taos Municipal Schools in education, community, and culture; 2) Provide a conduit for Native Youth to access all Tribal and non-tribal resources available to them; and, 3) foster relationships with the students prior to their entrance into the Middle School or High Schools of the Municipal School system by having a presence in the BIE K-8 school located on Taos Pueblo. The design of this program will allow them to serve the American Indian population attending the Taos Municipal Schools, Vista Grande Charter School, and the Taos Pueblo Day School, with the means to reach at risk students and provide them with the necessary tools to succeed in their educational, wellness, and community attachment pursuits.
Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe suicide prevention program will focus on improving care coordination, provider education, promoting community education, improving organizational practices, updating policies to reflect best practices, and developing strategies to implement trauma informed care services and programs.