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Border Initiative Grant (B.I.G.)



The purpose of the New Mexico Border Substance abuse prevention project is to:


* Enhance local and regional collaboration.


* Implement strategically planned and culturally

   relevant prevention services along the New

   Mexico-Mexico border.


* Support and facilitate federal, state and

   community-level substance abuse prevention

   efforts for youth, parents, and families.


* Allow for greater collaboration among state

   and local organizations working along the

   four-state region and their counterparts in



* Identify, develop and deliver programs to

  reduce youth violence in rural communities in

  Southwestern New Mexico located in Doņa

  Ana County and the metroplex of El Paso and



* Implement Olweus Bullying Prevention

  Program in local schools when funding permits.





* B.I.G. coalition recruits key stakeholders in the

  community such as schools, faith-based, social services

  organizations, law enforcement businesses, and

  parents and youth.


* Sponsor annual BI-National conference highlighting

   the year's activities and training providers on latest

   science based programs that have proven successful

   at the US/ Mexico border.




2010 B.I.G. Bi-national Confenence "Violence along the border / Violencia en la frontera".


more details here...





Border Initiative Grant (B.I.G.)







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