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South Dakota Focus: Native American Youth Challenges

SD Focus - 10/13/2011

The challenges impacting the youth on South Dakota's Native American reservations are often far worse than the youth in other parts of the state. With an increase in gang activity substance abuse, domestic violence and teen suicides seem to be reaching alarming levels.  There are many organizations working from within the state and from outside of South Dakota to try and help Native American Youth. On South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Oct. 13th South Dakota Focus we'll zero in on some of those positive programs working to help the youth on the reservations. Guests include: representatives from Aliive Roberts County a program working with the youth in the Northeastern part of South Dakota.  John Dubray a Native of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation will join us. Lori Montis with the Suicide prevention HELPLINE will share her expertise plus the Director for Behavioral Health from Indian Health Services will join us. A representative from the Front Porch Coalition will join us from Rapid City plus one young man from Illinois will share his extraordinary efforts to raise awareness of the struggles impacting Pine Ridge. The show airs at 8pm CT / 7pm MT on SDPB TV or online at www.sdpb.org

 

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES

http://www.ihs.gov/facilitiesservices/areaoffices/aberdeen/

Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service
Office of Professional Services
115 4th Avenue Southeast
Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Telephone: 605-226-7582
Fax: 605-226-7321

 

HELPLINE CENTER

http://www.helplinecenter.org/

MAILING ADDRESS:
Helpline Center
1000 N. West Ave., Suite 310
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-1314

PHONE:
Dial 211
605-339-4357 (outside Sioux Falls)
605-334-6646 (Administration)

FAX:
605-332-1333

E-MAIL:
help@helplinecenter.org
admin@helplinecenter.org

 

 

 

 

ONE SPIRIT  

Director: Jeri Baker - j.baker@nativeprogress.org

570-460-6567

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://nativeprogress.org/

 

DAN ROSS STORY

http://nativeprogress.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=203&Itemid=165

FRONT PORCH COALITION

http://www.frontporchcoalition.org/index.html

915 Mountain View Road

Rapid City, SD 57702

Phone: (605) 348-6692

Fax: (605) 348-6696

Email: inquiries@frontporchcoalition.org

 




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