Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth

For native youth growing up in cities, feelings of isolation and lack of cultural identity can put them at greater risk for making unhealthy choices, including the use of alcohol and other drugs. To address these risk factors, the Native American Health Center (NAHC) sought to create an opportunity where local youth could come together and reconnect with their tribal culture. That forum was found in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum.

Population of focus: American Indian, Alaska Native youth

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Date: 2018