Kiowa Tribe Teen Prevention Network (KTTPN) is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant program funded through the Native Connections initiative.
The goal of KTTPN is to help reduce suicidal behavior and substance use among Kiowa youth up to the age of 24; provide resources that can help the community cope and deal with the impact of substance use, mental illness, and trauma. The Kiowa Tribe Prevention Network works locally with school districts in providing timely life skills classes from the American Indian Life Skills curriculum.
In addition to that the program also provides, trainings on suicide prevention and drug/substance use prevention. All trainings and curriculum are evidence based and on SAMHSA best practices list for prevention. In the case of those that require mental health counseling referrals will be made for outside services.
Our grants states that we service Native youth aged 10-24. However, we will service any person regardless of age or ethnic background. All organizations and tribal programs are eligible as well.
Our services are offered to the following counties: Caddo, Kiowa, Grady, and Comanche.