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Rosebud Sioux Tribe- Tribal Youth Resiliency Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $499,976)

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. launched a Department-wide initiative on public safety and victim services in Tribal communities. As part of this effort, Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership conducted a series of meetings across the country addressing violent crime in Tribal communities. As a result, DOJ developed the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010, combining DOJ's existing Tribal government-specific competitive solicitations into one, and thus requiring only one application from each Tribe or Tribal consortium. This approach provides federally-recognized Tribes and Tribal consortia the opportunity to develop a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues. This award was selected under Purpose Area #10, Develop new demonstration projects on violence prevention and rehabilitation (OJJDP - Tribal Youth Program - TYP), CFDA #16.731, authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010, Division B, Title II, Public Law 111-117, 123 Stat. 3122, 3134.

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST) will implement a tribal resiliency program through the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi (WWT) Youth Wellness and Renewal Center. Rosebud Sioux Tribe Juvenile Detention Center will implement the Tribal Youth Resiliency Program to create a trauma-informed system of care that will help the Rosebud Sioux Tribe to develop and implement interventions that will address the effects of issues of childhood trauma. The tribe intends to develop a data collection system to capture data on the gender, diagnoses, suicide attempts and ideation, para-suicidal behaviors, trauma issues, substance abuse, behavioral and serious emotional disorders, parental problems, truancy, gang involvement, strengths, level of acculturation, and level of motivation for change. Non-offending parents will be included in the treatment process to enhance support for the child by reducing parental distress and teaching appropriate strategies to manage child behavioral reactions. This will be expanded to include therapy for the entire family, especially other siblings. Key partners include the Todd County Day Report School, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Wellness Court, the Indian Health Service Mental Health Program, Wiconi Wakan Suicide Prevention Program, and the RST Alcoholism Program. The WWT intends to pursue a unique collaboration with the local tribal university, Sinte Gleska University Human Services Program to provide services to youth. Projected outcomes will be a decrease in the recidivism rate because of the impact of change for the traumatized youth learning how to more effectively deal with life challenges. The Project Coordinator is responsible for performance measures, and data will be collected at baseline (the youth/family entry into the project), discharge, and six month post baseline.

Date Created: September 14, 2010