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Programs for Native Youth

The Native Youth Educational Services Workgroup provides information about programs and resources that address substance use disorders among Native youth.

The Native Youth Educational Services Workgroup, part of the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Interdepartmental Coordinating Committee, serves as a resource to tribes and Indian Country. It includes:

  • A chair from the Department of the Interior (DOI)
  • A co-chair from SAMHSA
  • Members from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), DOI, Department of Justice, and Department of Education

The workgroup continues to gather and organize youth-focused information. Email suggestions, such as educational opportunities, youth-focused conferences, and judicial resources, to Jean Plaschke, public health advisor, at

The workgroup updates and maintains a Prevention and Education support document (PDF | 360 KB).

Federal Resources

  • Stop Underage Drinking provides federal resources on underage drinking and ideas for addressing this issue.
  • includes information to create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. It includes youth facts, funding information, and tools to help assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest youth-related news.

Department of Education


Several SAMHSA grants, programs, campaigns, and technical assistance centers offer youth-focused resources:

Non-federal Resources

Last Updated: 11/29/2017