ERIC Number: ED334044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Uniting Our Concerns. Conference Proceedings (Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 22-24, 1991).
Fish, Sue, Ed.; Holloway, Carolyn, Ed.
These conference proceedings contain presentations related to child abuse and neglect among American Indians and mental health issues for emotionally disturbed American Indian children and adolescents. Specific topics include: (1) tribal mental health programs; (2) child abuse prevention and intervention; (3) child rearing programs to fight child sexual abuse; (4) problems with child protective service agencies who are non-natives; (5) community approaches to family preservation; (6) implementation of the Child Welfare Act; (7) a wellness program integrating aerobic dance with American Indian health philosophy; (8) reunification of children into their communities after foster care; (9) a program for developmentally delayed Indian children and their parents; (10) Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act; (11) post traumatic stress disorder; (12) case application for tribal court judges developing and using protocols in child abuse and neglect; (13) post traumatic cultural disorder; (14) classes and counseling for teen parents; (15) child abuse and mental health legislation affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives; (16) a program to prevent alcohol and substance abuse; and (17) a peer intervention and prevention group process. Names and addresses of presenters are included. This document contains graphics, tables, bibliographies, and excerpts of legal documents. (KS)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, American Indians, Child Abuse, Child Rearing, Child Welfare, Community Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Family Programs, Health Promotion, Legislation, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Parenthood Education, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman. American Indian Inst.
Note: Attached legal documents contain broken type or faint printing. Annual Conference "Protecting Our Children," National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (9th) and the Annual "Encircling Our Forgotten," A Conference on Mental Health Issues for the Emotionally Distrubed North American Indian Child and Adolescent (4th).