This document is a program description and clinical manual for the Walking In Beauty On the Red Road: A Holistic Cultural Treatment Model (WBRR) for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and their families. This manual is designed as a foundation for substance abuse treatment programs to develop and replicate residential treatment for American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents. This treatment manual provides insight into how to interweave indigenous cultural beliefs and teachings with Westernized approaches while providing therapeutic treatment services. This model was formulated for rural programs that may wish to adapt this model to fit local need.
Population of focus: American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents
Links to resource:
- Description on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center website
- Link to manual (pdf)
- Link to movie about Our Youth Our Future
Organization: Our Youth Our Future, Inc.