Bullying, Suicide, and Violence Prevention through Digital Storytelling

NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Yakama Nation Behavioral Health

Description: The program creates awareness around the issues of bullying, suicide, and violence prevention through digital storytelling.

Yakama Nation was selected for a SAMHSA grant that funds the project after an analysis of national level data on youth violence, bullying, and suicide. Interviews with administrative stakeholders in the Portland Indian Health Service Regional Area were also conducted.

Population of focus: Youth and elderly

Setting: Office, Community center, Parks and recreation

Level of focus: Individual, Tribal

Background: Innovation was created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2005, in partnership with Kauffman and Associates, Inc. It was implemented on the Yakama Reservation in June, 2012, funded by a SAMHSA grant.