Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Native Connections Program Evaluation

Status: current

Evaluation Questions: (1) How ready is the Grand Ronde Tribal community to address trauma, trauma prevention, and treatment as part of suicide prevention efforts? (2) Do adult and youth trainees feel better prepared to identify, intervene, and provide resources to someone who might be thinking of suicide? (3) Are adult trainees better prepared to identify and work with youth with traumatic experiences? (4) Have youth gained skills to help them cope with their trauma?

Project Design: Using the Community Readiness Model, qualitative interviews with key stakeholders will be scored with the prescribed rubric to understand the community’s level of readiness to address trauma and trauma prevention. Based upon the scores in six different dimensions of readiness, program staff will tailor their intervention efforts to meet the community where it is at. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected from trainees through pre- and post-surveys before and after the delivery of social emotional learning curricula. Youth who participate in equine therapy and a social emotional learning curriculum will fill out a retrospective post-survey with qualitative and quantitative questions.

Funding Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Start Date: October 2018

Project Team

Principal Investigator

Tamara Perkins, Ph.D.

Project Staff

Jennifer Aborn, B.S.

Theresa Herrera Allen, Ph.D.

Kim Corbett