ERIC Number: ED300177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec-9
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Existing Indian Parenting Programs.
Kellogg, Jeff B., Comp.
This survey of existing American Indian parenting programs is part of a National American Indian Court Judges Association project to design a model process by which social service providers can offer effective parent education programs that are culturally relevant to American Indians. The report also offers profiles, including addresses and names of contacts, of 18 American Indian parenting programs and 18 general population parenting programs around the country. Each program comments on what materials and strategies it has used successfully and what Indian-specific materials, if any, have been developed. Also listed are other materials, studies, program descriptions, and resources that could be consulted for the model design. Successful programs are observed as formally incorporating local people in the program delivery. They also have strategies for promoting their programs, successfully bringing parent participants into parenting workshops, and removing stigmas attached to such programs. The report suggests that continuing input be obtained and linkages formed. Most of the programs surveyed expressed a desire for well-conceived parenting education model, and indicated a lack of Indian-specific parenting materials. The document calls for the development of a model that allows local communities to have significant input into the curriculum and allows for variations in family lifestyles among tribes with different customs, languages, and religions. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of studying perceptions and ideas of child-rearing held by parents before introducing a parenting program into a community. (TES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National American Indian Court Judges Association.
Authoring Institution: N/A