The Santee Sioux Nation Nebraska Native Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success project prevents and reduces alcohol and marijuana misuse, reduces the impact of trauma, and promotes mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and young adults between the years of 9 and 20 throughout Nebraska. Nebraska Native Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success is an inter-tribal initiative. The Santee Sioux Nation has documented success in meeting the needs of reservation, urban, rural, and frontier American Indians through strong ongoing collaborative working relationships.
Primary goals are to (1) support infrastructure development; and (2) build capacity to address underage drinking and marijuana use among persons aged 9 to 20. To achieve these goals we will attain the following objectives: (1) collect and report community-level data to establish a baseline and determine progress toward addressing NNSPF-PFS priorities; (2) prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, lessening the incidence of substance abuse problems as measured by epidemiological data; (3) strengthen community-level prevention capacity and infrastructure by increasing educational resources and the number of providers; and (4) collaborate to leverage other funding streams by increasing collaborative partnerships among the tribal, non-profit, public, and community-based sectors