Project Aware Grant


The purpose of the Pontotoc County Project Aware Program is to increase capacity of the community in responding to and interacting with youth in crisis or with other mental health and behavioral health issues. This program will train youth-serving adults in the community, including teachers, parents, law enforcement, faith-based leaders, youth group leaders, tribal partners, and more, to improve mental health awareness and understanding. The program will also serve as a connection resource to better link youth and families with mental health or behavioral issues to appropriate services.


Register for upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings:

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 - CLICK HERE to register for our next training. Training will take place from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Regent’s Room at East Central University. Registration begins at 7:30 am. You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the training.  A certificate will provided at the end of the day along with any needed CEU’s.  Training is limited to the first 30 applicants.

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Training will take place from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in the Regent’s Room at East Central University.  Registration begins at 7:30 am.  You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the training.  A certificate will provided at the end of the day along with any needed CEU’s. (This training is currently full. Thank you for your interest.)


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In the News:

CLICK HERE for the Article


Project Aware Resource Manual (Click Here)

Other Helpful Links:

Mental Health First Aid website

The Trevor Project 

Celebrate Recovery

Chickasaw Nation Services Directory

Ada Homeless Services

Ada Boys and Girls Club

Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition

STAND Youth Coalition


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