ERIC Number: ED225795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Social Services: By and For Native Americans. Proceedings of a Conference of Eight Indian Research and Demonstration Projects (Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 7-9, 1978).
Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.; Native American Resource and Research Associates, Inc., Pauma Valley, CA.
Four panel presentations in full text are presented commenting on the following: an overview of national Indian strategy; goals and strategies of eight demonstration projects; a review of current federal legislation; and making services for American Indians culturally relevant in child placement, family support, and child care. Representatives, on the first panel, spoke on policy development in relation to human services for American Indians, presented the status of the Administration for Public Services, provided an overview of 11 Title XX projects, and described the role of the National Tribal Chairmen's Association in conducting the child welfare study. Project directors on the second panel described projects that deliver services (Ute Mountain Tribe, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Boston Indian Council), are preparing to deliver services (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Michigan Inter-Tribal Council, Bureau of Social Services in Washington, D.C.) and focus on training and technical assistance to tribal leaders (Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs). The third presentation outlined provisions of Title IV-B Child Welfare Services and Title XX of the Social Security Act. Presenters on the fourth panel reiterated the importance of cultural relevancy to better serve American Indians. (ERB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.; Native American Resource and Research Associates, Inc., Pauma Valley, CA.