Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $50,000
Two Eagle River School partnered with Freedom Lodge and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT) Tribal Health Department to bring a licensed mental health counselor into the school to provide behavioral health services to the students. Two Eagle River School is a tribal alternative middle and high school serving 110 students on the Flathead Reservation. After multiple suicides in the community over the year before the grant, the school identified an immediate need to address the mental health and historical trauma needs of the students. The project helped equip students and staff with tools and knowledge to address trauma. They are now providing prevention services and CSKT has applied for a grant to support the behavioral health position within the school for the next five years.