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
Maternal Outreach and Mitigation Services (MOMS Program) — Maternal Outreach and Mitigation Services (MOMS) provides holistic services for pregnant women in a supportive environment to deal with the medical and emotional problems caused by addictions to drugs such as prescription opiates or heroin. Child Family  
Meth Free Crowalition  — The Apsaalooke Nation Housing Authority's (ANHA) Meth Free Crowalition (MFC) was designed as a community prevention program for the purposes of providing alternative activities, particularly aimed at youth in the seven reservation community districts. Child Family Community
Minority Youth and Family Initiative for American Indian/Alaskan Native Children (MYFI) — The Minority Youth and Family Initiative for American Indian/Alaskan Native Children (MYFI) uses culturally competent practice approaches consistent with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the utilization of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) staff, flexible support funds, and community resources to decreases entry of AI/AN children into the child welfare system and increases reunification with their family of origin, transfer to tribal jurisdiction, and/or placement within relative or tribal networks. Child Family  
Mockingbird Family Model (MFM) — The MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ is a foster care delivery model that creates an extended family community designed to support, develop, and retain quality foster families that can meet the challenging and complex needs of children and youth experiencing foster care. Child Family  
Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change for counselors who work with AI/AN — This learner's manual is designed to accompany training in Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change and help counselors who work with AI/AN people honor their clients' history and traditions as they apply the Motivational Interviewing approach to counseling and the Stages of Change theoretical model.   Family Community
My Two Aunties — The My Two Aunties (M2A) program brings together American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) cultural norms and standards of family safety with evidence-based home visitation practices to prevent and intervene upon child maltreatment by restoring cultural family life skills and destigmatizing and decolonizing social services. The program gets its name from the well-known role of Aunties across Indian Country: encouraging and enforcing family norms, reminding their families of the proper way to live a good life in balance, providing healing guidance when trauma occurs, and mentoring and coaching to build family strengths and an enduring legacy that honors ancestral teachings of what it means to be family. Child Family  
Native American Fatherhood and Families Association — The Native American Fatherhood and Families Association offers programs to strengthen Native American families through responsible fatherhood and motherhood.   Family  
Native American Motivational Interviewing — Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, client-centered counseling approach for all populations that honors the wisdom within the client instead of trying to force a therapist's wisdom upon a client for eliciting behavior change. Child Family Community
Native HOPE — Native HOPE is a peer-counseling curriculum that addresses suicide prevention, violence prevention, stress and trauma, and depression. Child   Community
Native Students Together Against Negative Decisions (Native STAND)  — Native STAND is a culturally relevant healthy decision-making curriculum designed to enhance and promote positive Native youth development and well-being. Child    
Native Village of Minto Healthy Indian Country Initiative  — The overall goal of the Minto Village Healthy Indian Country Initiative was to promote and educate community members through cultural and traditional activities and provide information on concerning community issues such as alcohol/drug prevention, tobacco cessation, domestic violence, suicide prevention and restoring family values. Child Family  
Navajo Nation Growing in Beauty Program — The Navajo Nation Growing in Beauty Program adapts the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model, using cultural enhancements such Native language and customs and Native resource connections for family well-being to promote resilience. Child Family  
Navigating Life the S'Klallam Way — The Navigating Life the S'Klallam Way curriculum is an implementation of the Healing of the Canoe that is based on S'Klallam culture and includes important cognitive-behavioral skills training and weaves in tribal specific cultural teachings, and information about alcohol and drugs. Child Family Community
Opichi Wadiswan  — Opichi Wadiswan (tr. Robin's Nest) is a community-wide program intended to decrease alcohol use among pre-teens and teens from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota. Child Family Community
Parenting in Two Worlds — The Parenting in 2 Worlds (P2W) intervention was developed to address the disproportional health disparities associated with substance abuse and risky sexual behavior that are experienced by AI families living in urban area and to test the efficacy of a culturally grounded parenting program specifically tailored to the social and cultural worlds of urban American Indian (AI) families. Child Family Community
Parenting Wisely — Parenting Wisely is a self-administered, interactive computer-based program that teaches parents and children, ages 10-18, skills to improve their relationships and decrease conflict through support and behavior management.   Family  
Partnership for Anishnaabe Binoojiinyensag Tribal Home Visiting Program  — The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan combined its culture-based supplemental curriculum with the Family Spirit model to develop Tribal/community-based capacity to support and promote the health and well-being of American Indian children and families as well as to expand the evidence base of home visiting programs in Native communities. Child Family  
Peers Offering Wisdom, Education, and Respect (POWER) — The Peers Offering Wisdom, Education, and Respect (POWER) is a culturally based training curriculum for preventing youth substance abuse. Child    
Positive Action — Positive Action is an educational program that promotes student interest in learning and encourages student cooperation by teaching and reinforcing the philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions. Child    
Positive Indian Parenting — Positive Indian Parenting provides a brief, practical culturally specific training program for Native American parents (as well as non-Native American foster parents of Native American children) to explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional Native American child-treating practices and then to apply those values to modern skills in parenting. Child Family  
Positive Youth Development Framework — Positive youth development approaches offer an effective option for holistically addressing protective factors that contribute to resiliency, as well as risk factors that contribute to alcohol abuse and related behavioral health problems. Child Family Community
Project Alert — Project ALERT is a school-based prevention program for middle or junior high school students that focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. Child    
Project Chahta Vlla Apela (Helping Choctaw Children)  — Chahta Vlla Apela adapts Parents as Teachers (PAT) and uses Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) to provide home-visit based services for prenatal (expecting at time of enrollment) and/or parenting enrolled caregivers and child for 24 months. Child Family  
Project LAUNCH — Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) promotes the wellness of young children ages birth through 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development;its long-term goal is ensuring that all children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Child    
Project Venture — Project Venture (PV) is a year-long sequence of challenges and growth opportunities that uses a Positive Youth Development approach with a unique culturally based group development process focused on cultivating positive behaviors and healthy lifestyles. Child