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Two Stars Tribal Youth Program: Mental Health Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $188,075)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will provide Mental Health prevention and intervention for AI/AN youth at risk of delinquency; and provide Mental Health interventions for court-involved high risk Tribal Youth. The programs will serve 1,750 juveniles ages 12-17; 200 youth will participate in after school tutoring and recreation, over 1,500 youth will receive school-based drug prevention, and 50 court-involved youth will receive diversionary services rather than a juvenile 'record'. This project will allow Native American juveniles to receive prevention education, life skills, drug counseling, mental health services and individual or family counseling services. A major goal is that these interventions will give Native American youth the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to transition into responsible adulthood.CA/NCF

Date Created: September 11, 2005