Yellowhawk Systems of Care Expansion Project

The Yellowhawk Systems of Care Expansion Project is a four year SAMHSA funded grant designed to implement a trauma-informed behavioral health system for Native children with emotional disturbances from birth through age 21 and their families. Project staff will collaborate with community members from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and with service providers at the fully accredited care facility, Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center, to identify children's mental health needs in this particular community. Portland State University's Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI) is responsible for the evaluation of the Yellowhawk Systems of Care Expansion Project. The overall evaluation will integrate and build on the findings from the Yellowhawk Circles of Care Project which is currently in progress. The evaluation will also utilize a community-based participatory action process that includes all stakeholders in the design, implementation, utilization and dissemination of the local evaluation.

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