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ND Discretionary Funding Fiscal Year 2016

Center: CMHS

Grantee: FIRSTLINK
Program: Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow-Up
City: FARGO
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 1 U79 SM063287-01
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $115,000
Project Period: 2016/07/01 - 2019/06/30

The North Dakota Suicide Prevention Follow-up Program through Firstlink is designed to help maintain the safety of individuals at risk of suicide. The primary aims of the program are: 1) to support the physical and emotional safety of participants, 2) to empower and motivate participants to use resources available to them 3) to reduce service gaps by promoting continuity of care and well-being of all patients treated for suicide risk 4) to promote suicide prevention screening as a core component of emergency department protocols. These goals will be achieved by offering the program to individuals after they are referred by a participating hospital emergency department, healthcare facility or callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and attempting to call them within 24-hours of receiving the referral. The primary goal of this project will be to offer this program to individuals who are being discharged from hospital emergency departments.


Grantee: NORTH DAKOTA FEDERATION OF FAMILIES
Program: Statewide Family Network Program
City: BISMARCK
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 1 HR1 SM063032-01
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $95,000
Project Period: 2016/06/01 - 2019/05/31

The North Dakota Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (NDFFCMH) Statewide Family Network is designed to ensure that children, youth and families are the catalyst for transformation of mental health and related systems in North Dakota by strengthening coalitions among children, youth, family members, and policymakers and service providers. NDFFCMH Statewide Family Network program will strengthen organizational relationships, foster leadership and business management skills among family members and identify and address the technical assistance needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders and their families.


Grantee: SPIRIT LAKE TRIBE
Program: Native Connections
City: FORT TOTTEN
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SM063483-01
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $195,587
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The purpose of the Spirit Lake Tribe Connections grant is to enhance and/or revise protocols to ensure that youth who are at high risk of suicide receive appropriate referrals, mental health services and follow-up services that will allow for preventing and reducing suicidal behavior and substance abuse and promote mental health among young people up to and including age 24.
Goals to be achieved through collaborations and determined interventions:
1. Continue to educate our Tribal community that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable and provide suicide prevention related programs in all area schools.
2. Develop Memorandum of Understanding agreements with a broad spectrum of Tribal entities to generate greater and more effective attention to suicide prevention and a referral process.
3. Enhance strategies to reduce the stigma associated with participating in mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention services.
4. Develop postvention protocols that are in concert with our culture and beliefs.
5. Implement suicide prevention surveillance data collection and evaluation.


Grantee: STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE
Program: Project Launch
City: FORT YATES
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061298-04
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $800,000
Project Period: 2013/09/01 - 2018/08/31

The purpose of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Project LAUNCH initiative will be to expand and enhance their local system of care by implementing a variety of evidence based, promising practices, culture based and effective practices for early childhood and Native American populations, to increase resiliency and positive outcomes for young children, birth - 8 years old, and their families. Further, the SR Project LAUNCH believes the best conceptual framework to meet this challenge is that which is articulated and set forth by Bright Futures in Practice Mental Health Practice Guide - that the foundation for mentally healthy children and adolescents begins in their formative years and nurtured through positive, loving, stable, and trusting relationships from family, friends, community. This conceptual framework is congruent with the Lakota cultural belief of Mitakuye Oyasin, "We are all related" and the indigenous concept that wellness is a state of balance of mind, body, spirit and emotion.


Grantee: STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE
Program: Native Connections
City: FORT YATES
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061934-03
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $199,996
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

Creating Sustainable Community-Based Programming for Suicide Prevention at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) Purpose: To expand the capacity of the Tribal mental health care system to address Tier 1 and Tier 2 prevention efforts in: a) preventing suicide by empowerment of communities through support & training; b) responding to those youth/young adults at increased risk for suicide; & c) supporting youth, young adults, & families of the Standing Rock Nation to combat the roots of suicide risk by drawing on the strengths of Lakota values & spiritual traditions.


Grantee: TURTLE MOUNTAIN TRIBE
Program: Native Connections
City: BELCOURT
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 5 H79 SM061924-03
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $182,942
Project Period: 2014/09/30 - 2019/09/29

Goals: To be achieved through collaborations and determined interventions 1. Continue to educate our Tribal community that suicide is a public health problem that is preventable and provide suicide prevention related programs in all area schools. 2. Develop Memorandum of Understanding agreements with a broad spectrum of Tribal entities to generate greater and more effective attention to suicide prevention and a referral process. 3. Enhance strategies to reduce the stigma associated with participating in mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention services. 4. Develop postvention protocols that are in concert with our culture and beliefs. 5. Implement suicide prevention surveillance data collection and evaluation. Measurable objectives include: 1. Collaborate with a minimum of 14 Tribal entities utilizing a written MOU that will define a referral process and the role of each stakeholder for suicide prevention. 2. Screen 400 youth utilizing Signs of Suicide program. 3. Holding quarterly community forums to educate the public about suicide, recognizing at-risk behaviors, suicide prevention and community support. 4. Monthly review of surveillance data and quarterly reporting of data. 5. Train and educate mental health professionals, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement, youth program staff, juvenile court staff two times yearly. 6. Reduce the number of suicide attempts by 10% each year of the Native Connections program. 7. Provide prevention services and activities to 900 youth and 300 adults annually. 8. Monthly messaging utilizing local and social media to disseminate suicide prevention information. 9. Train 80 youth as peer leaders and 30 adult as mentors using Sources of Strength training curriculum. 10. Recruit 12 - 14 community leaders to participate on the advisory committee; conduct and document monthly.


Center: CSAP

Grantee: IMPACT FOUNDATION
Program: DFC
City: FARGO
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 1 H79 SP021631-01
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $125,000
Project Period: 2016/09/30 - 2021/09/29

The coalition will prevent and reduce youth substance use by implementing the following strategies: implementing capacity building strategies to address youth substance abuse and the need for policy/environmental change; The coalition has representation from multiple organizations/agencies working together; The coalition is structured in work groups which address the goals and objectives of a data driven 12-month action plan; The coalition is directly involved with Cass County Public Health who administer the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant.


Grantee: NORTH DAKOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Program: SPF-PFS
City: BISMARCK
State: ND
Grant Award Number: 5 U79 SP020800-02
Congressional District: At large
FY 2016 Funding: $1,648,188
Project Period: 2015/09/30 - 2020/09/29

The North Dakota PFS grant project will reduce underage alcohol use by persons aged 12 to 20. North Dakota has identified ten communities for the project. The first goal is to build upon the North Dakota SPF SIG to continue reducing underage drinking through enhancing the capacity of high need communities to implement the SPF. The second goal is to enhance and sustain prevention system (state system) capacity to support the implementation of the SPF process and EBPs to reduce underage drinking.