THRIVE: Teen Health Resiliency Intervention for Violence Exposure

Geographic Area Served

Tribal / Reservation
Project Description
THRIVE is a community-based participatory research project that seeks to promote the mental health and well-being of American Indian youth by addressing violence exposure and historical and chronic trauma. This project is based within our school-based health centers, which were founded in 1983 to increase the accessibility of medical services, mental health services, and prevention services to students in three American Indian communities in New Mexico. THRIVE has two main components: 1) adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), an evidenced-based group intervention designed to be implemented in school settings; and 2) development, implementation, and evaluation of a community-based intervention for Native youth and their parents/guardians to address chronic and historical trauma through a combination of traditional healing modalities, psycho-educational groups, equine-assisted activities, and reconnection of families to traditional culture, language, and parenting practices.
Interested students can apply to earn PSY 499 Independent Research credit for working on this study.

Course Information

Department: PSY
Course #: 499
Frequency: ongoing


Contact Information:
Location Mailing Address

 Division of Prevention and Population Sciences
MSC11 6145
2703 Frontier Rd. NE
Email Telephone
Jessica Goodkind
Lance Freeland
Jessica Goodkind, Principal In (505) 272-0046
Lance Freeland, Co-Principal I (505) 272-4462
Fax 272-4857

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