The Feather River Tribal Health SAPTA project will create an extensive circle of support to ensure the health and safety of our Amerlican Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) community members. The project will elevate the positive impact of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and aftercare services already in effect to a brand new level. Through this project, more AI/AN lives will be changed and saved and the community as a whole will become safer and healthier.
Trauma, pain and hardships often lead people down a dark and destructive path. This project will create a new path of hope and light paved with supportive services and resources. Family members, community partners, and internal providers will be actively invited to walk together along this higher path Through the SAPTA project, participants and partners will be provided the essential tools, skills, and support to promote sustained AI/AN community health and wellness.
The SAPTA project will produce well trained medical and behavioral health providers. Providers will learn how to screen patients for drug and alcohol problems more effectively and le3arn more efficient systems for linking at-risk patients to appropriate services. Service provision and patient are will be enhanced through project presentations and trainings on cultural competency, trauma informed care, and motivational interviewing. Referral flow for behavioral health services and substance abuse treatment services will increase from within and outside of the clinic because of significantly improved outreach efforts.
Native youth will be actively and enthusiastically recruited to join us in this circle of support and will learn essential leadership, resiliency, and advocacy skills through the Tribal Youth Council experience and youth-centered White Bison groups. The skills and confidence they will acquire through the project will result in an increase in all-around health for themselves, their families, and their community. Inspired and engaged youth are far less likely to end up on the wrong path and far more likely to become and/or remain drug free.
FRTH is excited to serve our local AI/AN community adn to walk the healing path with all valued program participants and partners through this changing and lifesaving SAPTA project.