ERIC Number: ED234936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Caring, Coping, Change: Challenges for the 80's. A Report of the National Indian Child Conference (4th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 12-16, 1982).
Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.
The report of the fourth National Indian Child Conference (1982), sponsored by Save the Children, contains a statistical portrait of the American Indian child, synopses of 7 major presentations and 64 workshops, recommendations, a conference evaluation, and lists of conference staff, presenters, and tribal representation. Topics of major presentations are traditional Indian medicine; ways to teach children a Native American perspective; microcomputers in education; trends in education; Save the Children; family day care; and leadership. Workshop topics include self-esteem, creative writing, community planning, cultural awareness/preservation, handicapped children, suicide prevention, mental health programs, parenting, bilingual education, adult education, child abuse, fund raising, local school boards, teenage pregnancy, preventative health education, early childhood education, gifted children, and substance abuse and therapy. Recommendations presented are for increased funding for Indian Child Welfare Act programs; improved communication between federal agencies affecting Indian children; opposition to closure of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnical Institute and other Indian schools; dissemination of information regarding the 1982 Indian Housing Act to Indian communities; continued pre-kindergarten programs through Indian Student Equalization Programs; increased community involvement in planning preventative health education curriculum; school-age parenting classes and child care in Indian communities; and encouraging use of native foods through the schools. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Alcohol Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Day Care, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Health Education, Health Programs, Human Resources, Leadership, Microcomputers, Parenthood Education, Preschool Education, Self Esteem, Special Programs, Tribes, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Save the Children, Westport, CT.
Authoring Institution: Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.