Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes

Garrett Lee Smith Tribal

Provide outreach to increase youth participation in treatment and prevention services; Provide screening and evidence-based programs to youth in schools, youth agencies, and summer culture camps; Provide wrap-around support services to improve access to project activities; Provide training to gatekeeper/professionals; Support tribal/nontribal agencies in development and continuation of tribal youth early intervention/prevention activities; Provide support to Salish Kootenai College to implement youth early intervention/prevention activities; Collect and analyze data.

Goal One: Promote Awareness on the Flathead Indian Reservation that Suicide is a Preventable Public Health Problem
Goal Two: Develop Broad-based Support for Suicide Prevention
Goal Three: Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce the Stigma Associated with Being a Consumer of Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Suicide Prevention Programs
Goal Four: Promote Strategies to Reduce Access to Lethal Means and Access to Methods of Self Harm
Goal Five: Develop and Implement Suicide Early Intervention and Prevention Strategies
Goal Six: Implement Training for Recognition of At-Risk Behavior and Delivery of Effective Treatment
Goal Seven: Develop and Promote Effective Clinical and Professional Practices
Goal Eight: Improve Access to and Community Linkages with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Goal Nine: Promote and Support Data Gathering and Research on Suicide and Suicide Prevention

Numbers Served Annually/Throughout the Project: Good Behavioral Games for Middle-School Youth in After-School Programs: 25/75; Good Behavior Games for Middle- and High-School Youth in School: 6,000/6,000; Summer Culture Camps for Middles- and High School Youth: 30/90; Teen Screen for Middle- and High-School Youth: 100/300; Coping Support Training (CAST) for High-School Youth: 8-16/24-48; ASIST and QPR Training for Gatekeepers/Professionals: 320/960; ASIST Training for SKC Students: 20/60; Support Group for Veterans: 25/75.