Prevention. Intervention. Respect.
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Catalog of Programs

Focus Area
Risk Factors
Resilience/Protective Factors
Cultural/Resiliance Factors

The programs found in this section are the result of an Environmental Scan done with the intention of capturing the diversity of programming that exists in Indian Country. Through these efforts we identified important community-level research and demonstrations of innovative cultural- and practice-based prevention and intervention efforts that are improving the lives of Tribal families and children within Indian Country.

Program Focus Area
Family Wellness Warriors — The Family Wellness Warriors is a prevention program for addressing issues around domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse/neglect in the Alaska Native community. The model uses a peer leadership-based process of training programs, learning circles, and therapeutic communities. Child Family  
Finding your Path — Finding your Path is a young men's gathering curriculum that guides an intensive 2-day training that teaches cultural lessons of men's role and responsibility, consequences and decision making, earth/mother connection, communication skill, and spirituality as defined in the Tribal customs of the area. Child    
Friendship House American Indian Traditional Treatment and Recovery Healing Model and Core Practices (Friendship House Healing Model) — Friendship House services assist AI/ANs in achieving and sustaining their recovery through a peer recovery support model using AI/AN culturally based model built through the expertise of individuals with similar lived experience.   Family Community
From Legacy to Choice — Following up on earlier suicide prevention initiatives, including Native Hope, the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) developed and implemented a five-day workshop on understanding multigenerational trauma.     Community
Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)/Gathering of Alaska Natives (GOAN) — A Gathering of Native Americans (GONA)/Gathering of Alaska Natives (GOAN) is an organized, culture-based community gathering where Tribal community members address community-identified issues (suicide prevention, substance use disorders, etc.).     Community
Generation 7 — Generation 7 is an adolescent treatment program based on the implementation of Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for substance abusing Native American youth in Oakland, California. Child    
Gouk-Gumu Xolpelema (All People Coming Together): Strengthening the Core  — Gouk-Gumu Xolpelema implements the Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP) and uses motivational interviewing to work with clients toward nurturing parenting, positive change, and harm reduction to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Child Family  
Guiding Good Choices — Guiding Good Choices® is a multimedia family competency training program that uses a social development model to promote healthy, protective parent-child interactions and reduces risk for early substance use among families of middle school children (ages 9-14) of all races/ethnicities. Child Family  
Healing House — The mission of Modoc Nation Behavioral Health’s Healing House is to infuse hope, heal trauma, and foster growth in their community by providing, education, resources, and behavioral health services. The program uses evidence-based practices and healthy connections with people, animals, and the environment to promote personal growth and wellness. Child Family  
Healing of the Canoe (HOC) Project — The Healing of the Canoe's Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth curriculum is an evidence-based, strengths-based life skills curriculum for youth that uses culture to prevent substance abuse and connect youth to community. Child   Community
Healthy Indian Country Inititative (HICI) Prevention Project within the Maliseet Tribal Community — The goal of the HICI Project within the Maliseet Community was to promote a healthier lifestyle through prevention programs and activities. Child    
Historical Trauma and Unresolved Grief Intervention — This study examined the effectiveness of grief resolution processes for historical trauma and unresolved grief.     Community
Holding up Our Youth — The Holding Up Our Youth curriculum is an implementation of the Healing of the Canoe that is based on Suquamish culture and includes important cognitive-behavioral skills training and weaves in tribal specific cultural teachings, and information about alcohol and drugs. Child Family Community
Holistic System of Care for Native Americans in an Urban Environment / Friendship House American Indian Traditional Treatment & Recovery Healing Model — The Friendship House Healing Center operated a SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion grant project in collaboration with the Native American Health Center (NAHC) to expand substance abuse treatment capacity and HIV services for Native Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area who have a history of involvement in the criminal justice system. Child Family Community
Hollow Water First Nations Community Holistic Healing Circle — One of the best-known sentencing circles, the Hollow Water First Nations Community Holistic Healing Circle, helps community members to deal with the high level of alcoholism in Hollow Water by dealing with the harm created by the offender, healing the victim, and restoring the community. Child Family Community
Ina Maka Family Program — Ina Maka Family Program (IMFP) serves American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families with newborn and young children, offering families with American Indian/Alaskan Native children one-on-one time with trained Parent Partners who work with them to make sure they receive the support they need. Child Family  
Indian Child and Family Services: Incredible Years — This program drew connections between the skills taught in the Incredible Years (IY) intervention sessions and traditional American Indian beliefs, values, and traditions, encouraging parents to consider Pan-Indian and family-specific values in choosing target behaviors and intervention strategies.   Family Community
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)  — Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) is a prevention-based service that pairs a mental health consultant with families and adults to help improve child rearing. Child Family  
Intensive Family-Based Support Services For Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Children And Families  — The Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) program, reflecting key features of the US Homebuliders model, offers intensive, time-limited, and home-based support for Aboriginal families in crisis where children are at risk of entering out-of-home care or are currently in care and a restoration plan is in place. Child Family  
Kake Peacemaking Circle — The Kake Peacemaking Circle intervenes in state court cases for violations such as underage drinking, and domestic violence, leading to the healing of the Kake community and significant reduction in suicide. Child Family Community
Katishtya Eh-wahs Valued Always (KEVA) Tribal Home Visiting Program — The primary purpose of Project Katishtya Eh-wahs Valued Aways (KEVA) Tribal Home Visiting Program is to support the Pueblo of San Felipe in creating a healthy and happy community where children, parents, and families act to help their children become successful members of the pueblo. Child Family  
Klamath Tribes Project — The Klamath Tribes Project is a Regional Partnership Grant Project initiated by the Klamath Tribes with overarching goal for the Tribes and the project partners was to reduce and ameliorate the corrosive effects of methamphetamine and substance abuse in the tribal community.   Family Community
Leading the Next Generations Healthy Relationships  — The Native Wellness Institute's Leading the Next Generations Healthy Relationships program is a three-day certification training is intended for Head Start, ICW, TANF, Domestic violence, Fatherhood, Healthy Marriage, Social and Education Services, Tribal Health, Youth Programs, and others interested in providing healthy relationship education in their communities.   Family  
Listen To The Grandmothers Video Guide and Resource — This resource assists Tribal communities that wish to incorporate the use of cultural traditions in responding to violence against Native women.      
Living in 2 Worlds (L2W) & keepin' it REAL (kiR) — A multicultural prevention program, the Keepin' it REAL is a culturally grounded curriculum that helps students assess the risks associated with substance abuse, enhance decision-making and resistance strategies, improve anti-drug normative beliefs and attitudes, and reduce substance use. Living in 2 Worlds (L2W) adapts Keepin' it REAL for Native adolescents living in urban areas. Child