Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $991,897)
The purpose of the Oneida Nation School System (ONSS) Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Project is to address youth violence through implementing evidence-based and intervention efforts in a school-based setting.
The goal of the project is to support the development and expansion of strategies that increase school safety by preventing and reducing school violence through focusing on the issues of youth exposure to violence and habitual absenteeism.
The Objectives of the Project are:
Objective 1: Improve the school system's capacity to prevent and intervene early to incidents of violence.
Objective 2: Enhance and expand partnerships between the ONSS and Community-Based Organizations (CBO) to address school violence.
Objective 3: Expand opportunities for family engagement with school personnel to mutually address risk factors for violence.
Objective 4: Improve communication between home and school to enhance protective factors for student success.
The Expected Outcomes of the project are:
Within 36 months of the project launch students participating in grades 6-12 will show a 5% decrease in disruptive behaviors due to project programming.
Within 36 months of the project launch students participating in grades 6-12 will have a 5% decrease in the habitual absentee rate.
Within 36 months of the project launch participating CBO's, included in the MOU and MOA required for this grant, will have a fully functioning service team network providing individual back packs of service to 5% of the participating youth in grades 6-12.
Within 36 months of the project launch 1 family event will be held each quarter where families, school personnel and the multidisciplinary team will have focused discussions that address violence risk factors.
Within 36 months of the project launch quarterly parent meetings will be held with all participating 6-12 grade students and their parent(s)/guardian(s).
The project will serve all students and families that attend the Oneida Nation Middle and High School. This project is specifically developed for Oneida/Native youth ages 11 to 18 who are displaying disruptive and/or withdrawn behaviors and/or speech, or who have missed 10 plus days of school in a quarter.