MISSION STATEMENT

Osage Nation Prevention Program is on the path to a safe and healthy reservation/county through prevention science, by utilizing education, active community participation, and reducing self-destructive and drug/alcohol related behaviors among Osage youth by promoting healthy lifestyle choices.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Prevention Program is funded by the federal grants Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success and Native Connections awarded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as well as the Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention program (formerly Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative) awarded by Indian Health Services (IHS)

STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK – PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUCCESS

  • Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success is a five-year grant that is designed to reduce underage drinking among Native American youth ages 9-20. Services provided are:
  • Prevention Initiatives with Partner Communities
  • Community Readiness Assessments
  • Prevention Education
  • Awareness Campaigns

NATIVE CONNECTIONS

Native Connections is a five-year grant that helps tribal communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth. Services provided are:

  • Lifelines for local school districts
  • QPR Training
  • Living Works Start
  • Crisis Response Policy Development
  • Community Events
  • Resource Linkages

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION (Formerly METHAMPHETAMINE AND SUICIDE PREVENTION INITIATIVE)

Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (formerly MSPI–Generation Indigenous) is a four-year grant that helps tribal communities implement positive youth development programming that encourages parent involvement. Through the grant, Osage Nation Prevention Program provides:

  • School-based substance abuse and violence prevention (Too Good for Drugs and Violence)
  • Safe Night After Prom
  • WahZhaZhe Youth Council

*This grant has been extended an additional year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.