1. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary

    More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates...
  2. Early Childhood Internalizing Problems in Mexican- and Dominican-Origin Children: The Role of Cultural Socialization and Parenting Practices

    Authoritarian parenting can lead to depression and somatization in young Mexican American and Dominican American children, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work. The study, led by social work professor Esther Calzada and published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent...
  3. A Circle of Healing for Native Children Endangered by Drugs

    This video series features programs and practices that integrate Native stories and cultural traditions to help children, families, and communities in Indian Country to heal from substance abuse-related trauma. Tribal leaders, service providers, and survivors share testimonials and practices to inform, guide, and inspire tribal communities as they work to...
  4. Elders Talking Circle: A Reminiscence Story Sharing Group

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Denver Indian Health and Family Services Description: The Elders Talking Circle helps to relieve participants’ symptoms related to dis-empowerment, these include anxiety, denial, despair, isolation, grief or loss, and helplessness. The process of life review and reminiscence, which is part of the Talking Circle, builds empowerment by helping participants...
  5. African American Youth Leadership Development

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Center for Holistic Development Description: African American Youth Leadership Development Experience (AAYLDE) is a ten-week program based on the concept of “The Talented Tenth” by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois. A culturally focused program designed to: educate, improve critical thinking, and identify purpose. Important aspects of the program are — parental support,...
  6. Meeting the Traditional and Spiritual Needs of Native Americans

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Yakama Nation Behavioral Health Description: The program includes meeting the traditional and spiritual needs of the Native people living in the service area through Shaker meetings, Washat ceremonies, knowledge of family history, traditional teachings and the understanding of generational trauma. The following are some of the features of the...
  7. Prevention and Counseling Services with Emphasis on Cultural Activities and Traditional Healing

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: Toiyabe Indian Health Project Description: Toiyabe Indian Health Project (TIHP) partnered with Indian Health Services in 1968 to develop Toiyabe Family Services. Family Services proposes to strengthen Indian families and communities by providing professional therapeutic counseling combined with prevention strategies and counseling intervention with a strong emphasis on cultural and...