Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health Staff
|Eva Petoskey, ATR Director||Terri Tavenner, ATR Associate Director|
|Sheila Hammock, Client Access and Follow-up Coordinator||Connie DePlonty, Voucher Coordinator|
|Cora Gravelle, Client Access and Outreach Coordinator|
Access To Recovery
The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Inc. has been awarded an Access to Recovery grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The ATR III grant is in the amount of $13,119,440 over four years; $3,352,000 for year one.
The federally funded ATR initiative is designed to provide client choice among substance abuse clinical treatment and recovery support service providers. Target population are eligible adults and adolescents who are enrolled members of the twelve federally recognized tribes in Michigan, members of other tribes, and non-Native family members and descendants living within the designated service areas of the twelve tribes and one urban Indian center. As the grantee, the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan will implement the program through partnership with twelve collaborating tribes, and by the recruitment of non-Native clinical treatment and recovery support providers. The project will serve 8752 clients over the four year project beginning on September 30, 2010 and ending on September 29, 2014.
The goal of the Anishnaabek Healing Circle is to provide a full continuum of care, in a cost effective manner, to the largest number of people, in a culturally-competent, respectful manner to clients who have a genuine, free and independent choice of providers. The program will reimburse a full array of treatment and recovery support services using an electronic voucher system for services management.
ATR III Objectives:
- Increase the eligible population on/near reservation by three-fold by including household members and members of other tribes living in the area.
- Expand the service array from outpatient only to a full continuum of clinical treatment and recovery support, by recruiting providers into the network.
- Increase the overall capacity of the tribal network system to provide a full range of recovery support services by collaboration with un-represented providers under tribal “umbrellas.”
- Ensure genuine, free and independent choice to clients.
The Inter-Tribal Council is just completing a three year, ATR II grant, which served 5221+ clients. The current vouchered services system will expand for ATR III in the following ways: 1) Expand geographic reach, 2) Expand the age range, 3) Expand outreach to under-served Native American populations, 4) Enhance care coordination, 5) Enhance cultural interventions and grassroots community engagement, and 6) Enhance provider selection.
Participating tribes with the Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan are:
- Bay Mills Indian Community
- Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians
- Hannahville Indian Community
- Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
- Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
- Little River Band of Ottawa
- Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa
- Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Potawatomi
- Nottawaseppi Huron Band Potawatomi
- Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
- Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
- Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
American Indian Health and Family Services Urban Center
Information on how to access the Anishnaabek Healing Circle is available by calling 1-866-945-7332, or by contacting a participating tribal provider.
For more information please visit the Access to Recovery website at http://www.atrhealingcircle.com
Mental Health Aging Initiative
Each of the seven participating Tribes will receive an equitable distribution of small grants which are used to meet tribally identified needs of the tribal elderly, with the overall goal of preventing mental health problems by providing functions that reduce isolation and provide educational sessions/and or functions that address the key issues of anxiety reduction, depression, coping methods and reduction of isolation and loneliness.
Funds provided to seven participating tribes to sustain an ethnic sensitive approach to the delivery of mental health services including treatment, prevention, and awareness activities for native American members of Michigan Indian Tribes: and to promote/support on site placement of ethnic sensitive mental health treatment professionals.