Prevention: Partnership for Success: Tradition Not Addiction

The Partnerships for Success (PFS) grant is a five-year federal grant directly with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Last updated Oct 19, 2023
Prevention: Partnership for Success: Tradition Not Addiction

PFS is an advanced grant for experienced grantees in substance abuse prevention. We work towards the prevention of underage drinking and the prevention of nonmedical use of prevention drugs, through culturally appropriate activities, classes and events, using Cheyenne and Arapaho traditions and cultural as prevention. Those may include: Shawl, Ribbon Skirt/Shirt, Moccasin class, beading earring, traditional foods, beaded hats, gourd class, drum making class, etc.

Our PFS grant essentially builds upon our existing Tradition Not Addiction Program that has been very successful for over five years. We focus on our Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal youth but work with all Native people within five counties of our Tribal Jurisdiction: Blaine, Canadian, Washita, Roger Mills and Custer.

Our program achieved national recognition in 2017 as an Exemplary Prevention Program for our implementation of culturally appropriate prevention programs among Tribal youth.

Meet the staff:

Prevention Programs Director: Kati Sullivan

Outreach Specialist I: Mona Condulle

Outreach Specialist II: Terry Lindsey

Prevention Tech: Justin Klinekole

Administrative Assistant: Vida Birdshead

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