ERIC Number: ED231588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Social Policy and American Indians.
Hanson, Wynne DuBray; Purcell, Patrick Frances
The purpose of the monograph is to provide schools of social work and their teachers with a central core of information concerning the policy and provisions of law that affect American Indians. The core information is selective and is presented in seven chapters. The first chapter provides a brief historical overview of the unique relationship American Indians have with the federal government. The second chapter looks at the role the Bureau of Indian Affairs has had with American Indians. The chapter on welfare of American Indian children includes societal taboos, universal extended family structure, female heads of households, models of etiology, and highlights of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. The Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) is described in chapter IV. Chapter V lists federal assistance available to American Indians for the following programs: business enterprise development, tribal corporation loans, arts and crafts development, health professions preparatory scholarship, higher education, employment and training, social services, and training and technical assistance for tribal governments. Chapter VI presents a course outline entailing description, objectives, content, teaching methods, course requirements, and textbook information. The concluding chapter consists of a 359-item unannotated bibliography. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA.
Identifiers: Bureau of Indian Affairs; Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Indian Child Welfare Act 1978