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Portland Area

Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde

The Confederated Tribe of Grand Ronde provides suicide and substance abuse prevention, intervention and cultural services to youth and young adults in the community. Through continued partnerships within the local community, behavioral health is able to expand services with new staff and will continue to provide cultural prevention activities.

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs

The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Keeping Our Roots Strong project collaborates with tribal programs and the IHS on a comprehensive suicide strategic plan that will address the full continuum of care from mental health promotion, prevention, treatment, and aftercare; and establishing shared policies, protocols, and training.

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians will continue to focus on fostering culturally appropriate prevention strategies to promote positive youth development. They will provide an afterschool program for the youth and workshops available to the parents. The project continues to host cultural revitalization events and activities that will promote cultural wellness and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma.

Hoh Tribe

The project will continue to build and sustain partnerships within the NW Area to assist with expanding behavioral health services and cultural based prevention activities for youth and young adults. The project continues to provide prevention trainings to the community for prevention and awareness on suicide and substance abuse.

Makah Indian Tribe

The project will continue to utilize the practice-based model, "The Healing of the Canoe," a popular substance use prevention curriculum used among the Northwest Tribes. The Healing of the Canoe is used to teach youth about genealogy and life in the long house for a spiritual and faith based approach to prevent suicide and substance abuse. This curriculum has been implemented to partner with the other tribal programs from the community and provides cultural awareness and substance use prevention. In addition, the project continues to utilize the AILS (American Indian Life Skills) as an evidenced-based practice in partnership with the Native Connections Program.

Marimn Health

Marimn Health continues to address suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and contagion within the boundaries of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation and remaining catchment area by incorporating and using the following: 1) adding a Behavioral Health professional; 2) collaborate with community-based stakeholders and providers from surrounding counties; 3) integrate the evidence-based QPR Gatekeeper model into the community and complete direct consultation with QPR originator/founder ; 4) obtain training/consulting services from the Native Wellness Institute and Washington State University Medical Science/Medical Director.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board – Purpose Area 2

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE project (Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone) will provide suicide prevention training and technical assistance to the 43 federally-recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In collaboration with the Northwest tribes, tribal clinics, and regional partners, THRIVE will build regional capacity on the prevention, intervention, and postvention of suicide, suicide contagion, and suicide attempts among the American Indian/Alaska Native communities in the Pacific Northwest. THRIVE works to improve tribal suicide prevention policies and environments, and increase knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors among American Indian/Alaska Natives in the Northwest using strategies that build protective factors against suicide.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board – Purpose Area 4

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE project (Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone) provides suicide prevention training and technical assistance to the 43 federally-recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In collaboration with the northwest tribes, their activities will reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance use among American Indian/Alaska Native youth by connecting them to culturally-appropriate tools and resources that promote positive youth development. THRIVE provides training on leadership skills, social marketing, and health activism, and will amplify health messages.

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe Wellness Programs will offer culturally grounded services to youth and young adults within the community in order to prevent suicidality and substance use. Partnerships with the youth department, children and family services, and tribal administration will ensure greater access and connection for community members to important resources. Services offered, including family events, storytelling, and prevention related community trainings, will all work towards the goal of helping our people create a life-worth-living, full of protective factors.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and the Kwawachee Counseling Center (KCC) is partnering to address serious and documented suicide risks in the Puyallup tribal community by conducting a Zero Suicide Project. The key elements of this project are the provision of a contracted full-time Suicide Prevention Clinician at the KCC and utilize QPR and ASIST suicide prevention training for staff at KCC, Puyallup Tribal Government departments and the Chief Leschi School.

Quileute Tribal Council

The Quileute Tribal project will continue to collaborate with local, state and tribal partners to expand prevention activities and resources to the community. Suicide prevention trainings such as QPR (Question Persuade Refer) will be presented to the community for prevention and awareness. Culturally appropriate prevention activities are also being conducted to promote youth resiliency and wellness.

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and their Counseling and Family Services Suicide Prevention Program will continue to identify and address suicide ideations, attempts, and contagions among the Fort Hall American Indian population through the practice and implementation of culturally appropriate and community relevant prevention, intervention, and postvention services. The program will work to increase provider and community education on suicide by offering training and will promote positive youth development and family engagement through the implementation of early intervention strategies to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavioral and substance abuse.

Squaxin Island Indian Tribe

The Squaxin Island Indian Tribe’s Northwest Indian Treatment Center (NWITC) is a residential chemical dependency treatment facility designed to serve American Indians from tribes located in Oregon, Washington and Idaho who have chronic relapse patterns related to unresolved grief and trauma. Through the Meth Relapse Prevention Project, the NWITC promotes client-centered recovery by improving the quality and intensity of culturally-infused, individualized methamphetamine treatment and wrap-around aftercare and relapse prevention services. The project is working to enhance and expand the development of the post-treatment peer support recovery coaching components; enhance comprehensive referral relationships with recovery support service providers in the clients’ home communities; and building and enhancing a collaborative network of trauma-informed, culturally-responsive health resources for clients.

Tulalip of Washington – - Purpose Area 2

The Tulalip Tribes’ Families for Life (FFL) program is working to address suicide and substance abuse with prevention, intervention and cultural services to youth and young adults in the community. The project is working to establish and maintain a community work group that consists of community youth and social service programs to create a work plan that is culturally sensitive to address suicide issues.

Tulalip Tribe of Washington – Purpose Area 4

The Tulalip Tribes’ “Prevention is Good Medicine” is striving to increase and strengthen community and family engagement to reduce hopelessness and suicidal ideation though community partners. By utilizing evidenced based practices such as the Life Skills Training will help the project to provide prevention and bring awareness to youth, young adults and community members.

Western Oregon Service Unit – Chemawa Indian Health Center

Western Oregon Service Unit – Chemawa Indian Health Center Behavioral Health Department will continue to rollout their positive youth development program beginning the next academic school year. They are collaborating with their designation youth coalition, AVID, and their peer leaders in key project venture components. This has included social emotional learning skills building, project venture cultural curriculum, afterschool programs, weekend experiential leadership development retreats, community service projects, and obtaining key training and enhanced competencies in the Project Venture model. They are currently completing student feedback reports which will result in delivering positive youth development programs, promote increased resiliency/protective factors, increased cultural identity and increased cultural knowledge, and students self-report of accomplishing their goals. They have completed the initial comprehensive Project Venture training, have established target dates for next level training, and have formalized expanded community capacity partnerships to support the aims of our project, to include the Northwest Youth Corps, and the Portland Area Outward Bound program.