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CRIHB Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention (SASP) Program

Our partners at CRIHB have facilitated suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention programs for 21 years. We had the honor of telling the story of their recent six-year Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention program efforts delivered between 2015-2021. The evaluation examined the process, outcomes, and impacts of education, policy development, and crisis response in addressing suicide in California tribal communities. Painted hands were part of a positive and transformative healing arts workshop, delivered by the program as part of the crisis response in communities that had lost community members to suicide. The painted hands became a symbol of the healing impacts of program efforts.

Eastern Shoshone Recovery Strategic Plan 2021-2022

Every year ESR hosts a retreat for staff and invites the AKA team to join in a 2-3day planning session that captures accomplishments and plans for the upcoming year. These retreats are not what you would expect. This year we met at a remote cabin in Wyoming and enjoyed lots of laughs, excellent food, walks in nature, and we even watched Reservation Dogs. Over three days’ conversations shifted from our favorite movies and concerts to more serious topics like unresolved trauma, grief, loss, abstinence, and even paradigmatic differences in how people heal and recover. Our role is to advocates and support ESR’s overall strategic plan. We capture what is being said, identify strengths and weaknesses for each of the Medicine Wheel domains, and create recommendations and strategies that link the various ESR programs and funding with what staff need to be successful in the upcoming year. This report does not do the strategic planning retreat justice (you had to be there) but it does help ESR and our team be intentional in the work that we do and how we do it. #recovery #prevention

ESR Native Connections Year 1 Report
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