MISSION STATEMENT

The Osage Nation Prevention Program is on the path to a safe and healthy reservation through promoting health and wellness along with drug, alcohol and suicide related behavior prevention among Osage youth and their families.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Prevention Program is funded by the federal grants Circles of Care and Native Connections awarded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as well as the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative awarded by Indian Health Services (IHS)

CIRCLES OF CARE

Circles of Care is  a three-year planning grant with an overall goal to develop plans for a behavioral health-care model for tribal youth and families. Key Efforts:

  • Community Readiness Assessment
  • Key Informant Interviews
  • Focus Groups
  • Surveys
  • Advisory Team

NATIVE CONNECTIONS

Native Connections is a five-year grant that helps tribal communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth. Services provided are:

  • Lifelines for local school districts
  • QPR Training
  • Suicide Loss Support Group
  • Crisis Response Policy Development
  • Community Events

METHAMPHETAMINE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE

MSPI– Generation Indigenous is a four year grant that helps tribal communities implement positive youth development programming. Through the grant, Osage Nation Prevention Program  provides:

  • School-based substance abuse and violence prevention
  • Safe Night After Prom
  • Youth Center