Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee

Program Name:  Oklahoma State University - Okmulgee
Grant Type:  Garrett Lee Smith Campus
Grant Status:  Alumni
Year Awarded:  2006
State:  Oklahoma

The Suicide Prevention Program at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, Oklahoma, is a proactive program designed to identify students who are at-risk and in need of behavioral health education support. To promote over-all effectiveness in improving quality of life, education will be implemented through the creation of a comprehensive public health approach that engages key players in the college and community agencies. A safety-net will be established by infrastructure building through implementation of the six allowable activities.

The operational goals of the Student Assistance Program are to:

 

  • Provide educational and training services to the college community in areas of suicide awareness, substance abuse issues, interpersonal skills, group counseling, and stress management.
  • Train and counsel student clients in effective techniques for managing stress, substance abuse issues, dysfunctional families, and peer relationships.
  • Assist students in developing a positive self-concept.
  • Train and counsel student clients in interpersonal skills.
  • Provide an intervention service for those students who are identified as having substance abuse problems.
  • Provide an intervention service for those students who are identified as having difficulties dealing with stress, dysfunctional families, peers, and personal and school related adjustments.
  • Facilitate and promote long term counseling for students who are identified as being in need of such service.

The management goals of the Student Assistance Program are to:

  • Develop and maintain links with appropriate outside agencies, which can assist in the delivery of program services.
  • Organize and implement an effective internal referral system.
  • Organize and implement an effective external referral system.
  • Organize and manage a communication and record keeping system, which promotes and enhances a team approach to the operation of the program.

The program services are provided in four venues: educational services, intervention services, counseling services, and group services.