KTSP (Kiowa Teen Suicide Prevention Program) offers suicide prevention trainings, bullying and depression awareness presentations. We offer group Life Skill lessons with school groups, church and tribal organizations. Our program provides one-on-one Life Skill sessions with individuals as well. We also offer Fatherhood/Motherhood is Sacred classes (parenting classes) to fathers and mothers in our community. We make referrals for individuals who need behavioral health services.
Our grant states that we service Native youth age 10-24. However, we will service any person regardless of age or ethnic background. All organizations and tribal programs are eligible as well.
Application can be picked up at the KTSP office located at the Kiowa Tribal Complex in Carnegie, Oklahoma.
Our services are offered to the following counties: Caddo, Kiowa, Grady, and Comanche.
The Close Up Foundation is offering an American Indian & Alaska Native Youth Summit in Washington DC in February 2020. The Summit will provide the best of Close Up's civic education programing and will take place during the NCAI Executive Council Winter Session. Click the files below to learn more.
At KTSP, we provide evidence based suicide prevention and early intervention programs to individuals, communities, tribes and educational institutions. We provide QPR training free of charge to tribal and community members to help create a culture of safety for our youth. We teach Life Skills with an adaptation from American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum by Dr. Teresa LaFromboise in five area schools. We host community awareness events that promote help seeking behaviors and work to reduce the stigma that often surrounds suicide. KTSP also stays actively involved with the Area Suicide Prevention Task Force.
We work to reduce youth suicides and suicide attempts in our area and surrounding communities. We do this by promoting help seeking behavior and creating community “gatekeepers” who help advance awareness and healing to those touched by suicide.