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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $1,000,000)

The project will utilize the Positive Action (PA) Curriculum to provide violence prevention education for high school students. PA is research supported evidence-based curriculum for K–12 students that was listed as one of the linked suggested programs under the Evidence-based Programs or Practices section of the STOP grant instructions. Wholistic Stress Control Institute (WSCI) staff members were in contact with the program developer, who shared that the core 12 hours of curriculum instruction are required to maintain fidelity and program effectiveness. REVIVE II program participants will receive these lessons in accordance with the local school schedules, before, during or after school hours. The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum, an evidence-based program, will be utilized to train at least 30 teachers, along with police officers, parents, and other community adults committed to school safety each year to recognize potential mental health issues, including violence potential, among youth. Trained teachers and other interested adults will share any concerns they have noted among the students with the school counselor, administrators, and REVIVE II staff members to collaborate on finding assistance for the students in conjunction with their parent/guardian. Referral community partners will be sought out for mental health treatment for any situations that cannot be addressed within the school setting.

Date Created: September 27, 2023