Sacred Bundle R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Project - A State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative
American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan, various state and county suicide prevention authorities and crisis centers
Workforce Development Focus
Improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care
The American Indian Health and Family Services of Southeast Michigan received a grant from SAMHSA to create Manidookewigashkibjigan Sacred Bundle: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Project, a state/tribal youth suicide prevention initiative, to utilize evidence-based practice interventions and treatment strategies, as well as culturally-infused interventions to expand the safety net of suicide prevention and intervention for urban American Indian/Alaska Native youth. Part of the project includes increasing the number of clinical service providers trained to assess, manage, and treat youth at risk for suicide. Over the 5-year grant period, the project plans to expand training and technical assistance to 1000 tribal community members and professionals to identify, manage and treat youth at risk and provide culturally-appropriate behavioral healthcare to 500 at-risk youth.