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:

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Training will take place from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Regents 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 be provided at the end of the day along with any CEU's (must be present the full 8 hours to receive certificate).  CLICK HERE to register.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  The Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department is hosting a training.  This is a closed training that will take place from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Contact Cassie Holloway at 580-559-5161 for more information.  


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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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