ERIC Number: ED214733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Indian Family--Foundation for the Future. Report of the National Indian Child Conference (3rd, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 17-21, 1981).
Center for Informative Evaluation, Tucson, AZ.
To facilitate awareness in Indian child services by identifying perennial needs and pointing out developing responses at as many levels as possible the conference was divided into five major sections. Each workshop summary includes names of presenters, purpose of workshop, major points made during workshop, and available materials and human resources. Workshops on Mental Health include: "Cultural Conflict and American Indians in the Delivery of Mental Health Services,""Traditional Healing Ceremonies as Family Therapy Among the Navajo," and "Issues Around Suicide and Other Self-Destructive Behavior." Examples of Education workshops are "Funding Procedures in Public Law 81-872,""Federal Impact Aid and Johnson O'Malley Program,""Role of Indian Community Colleges as Opposed to Regular Four-Year Institutions," and "Using Child's Environment, Language and Culture in an Elementary School Curriculum." Noted workshops on Health and the Handicapped are entitled, "Meeting the Needs of Abused and Neglected Indian Children,""Assessing Speech-Language Problems in Young Indian Children," and "Intercultural Comparison of Memory Processes and Strategy Between Navajo, Caucasian, and Learning Disabled Children." Youth workshops address topics on tribal awareness, family communications, apathy in schools, impact of natural resource development, and teenage sexuality. An evaluation overview and results, nine resolutions, and a list of conference attendees by tribal affiliation concludes the report. (ERB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.; Indian Health Service (PHS/HSA), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Center for Informative Evaluation, Tucson, AZ.
Identifiers: National Indian Child Conference 3rd; New Mexico (Albuquerque)
Note: For a related document, see ED 192 949.