Project AWARE

Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) in partnership with Crazy Horse School and American Horse School will run through 2023.
For the last few years, conversations throughout the reservation have touched on a model of student support known as “trauma-informed care.” This model helps educate adult staff in schools to better recognize and respond to students who may be impacted by trauma. It is a community-based model and includes resources for students, parents, families, and neighbors. 
Our project has three goals:
  1. Increase knowledge of local school district staff members to identify, report, and support students demonstrating behavioral/mental health consequences of trauma. 
  2. Increase student access to culturally competent, evidence-based, behavioral/mental health counseling in their own schools. 
  3. Increase positive student perception of the school environment. 
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