Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $500,000)
The Pinoleville Pomo Nation will develop a trauma sensitive afterschool program. It will service youth (17 and under) who are chronically truant, victims of crime, and those who are deemed at-risk of juvenile delinquency. The program will employ an Afterschool Program Coordinator. The Coordinator will be experienced in conducting youth activities in a trauma sensitive manner and will receive trauma informed and cultural training. The program will establish a referral process so that school staff and staff in tribal programs may refer youth. The Coordinator will develop a curriculum and provide and coordinate classes. The types of trauma sensitive classes the Program will offer includes evidence based therapeutic classes in art, music, drama, writing, yoga, dance, movement, and meditation. The Coordinator will not only serve as an educator, but also as a mentor for youth.