Coordinating across federal agencies responsible to address alcohol and substance abuse issues, including DOI's (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education), DOJ's (Office of Justice Programs, Office of Tribal Justice) and HHS' (IHS and other agencies in charge of assisting Indian Country)
The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse is responsible for aligning, leveraging and coordinating with federal agencies and departments in carrying out the responsibilities delineated in the Tribal Law and Order Act. Contact the office at (240) 276-0549 or IASA@samhsa.hhs.gov.
Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking-Our Culture is Prevention
“Critical Dialogue with Native Youth about Underage Drinking-Our Culture is Prevention” is the title of the SAMHSA Native American underage drinking video, a collaborative project between SAMHSA’s Underage Drinking Prevention Education Initiatives (UADPEI) and SAMHSA’s Native American Center for Excellence, and is intended to support tribes in their local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. This video was produced through the SAMHSA/CSAP UADPEI contract in an ongoing collaboration with States and Territories to produce videos that support local underage drinking prevention communications efforts. Using ‘Culture is Prevention’ as its theme as well as youth and adult testimonials, the video addresses the consequences of underage drinking, the reasons Native youth choose not to drink, and the way Native cultures and traditions help promote resilience and prevent substance use. You can find this video on SAMHSA’s You Tube’s Underage Drinking playlist.
Prevention & Recovery Newsletter (Spring 2013)
The Spring 2013 issue of the "Prevention & Recovery" newsletter is now available for download. This issue recognizes April as Sexual Assault/Awareness month within Native communities.
Download the Spring 2013 issue of the quarterly newsletter Prevention & Recovery: A Multi-Agency Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Collaboration (PDF | 3.77MB).
Visit the Prevention & Recovery Archive for past issues.
Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants)
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-13-010
Agency: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Posted Date: May 14, 2013
Original Closing Date: June 13, 2013
Application Deadline: June 13, 2013
JJ FY 13 Second Chance Act Reentry Program for Juveniles with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders
Funding Opportunity Number: OJJDP-2013-3637
Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Posted Date: May 10, 2013
Original Closing Date: June 24, 2013
Application Deadline: June 24, 2013
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) (SO6)
Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-13-239
Agency: National Institutes of Health
Posted Date: May 31, 2013
Original Closing Date: August 6, 2013
Application Deadline: August 6, 2013
Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs
Comprehensive List of Indian Education Grant Programs [PDF 328KB]
CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness
The Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse' current featured resource is "CultureCard: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness". It is intended to enhance cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Covers regional differences; cultural customs; spirituality; communications styles; the role of veterans and the elderly, and health disparities, such as suicide.
You can download this free document by visiting the SAMHSA publications store.
Last updated: 06/05/2013