ERIC Number: ED414842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Training Culturally Appropriate Interventions for Native Americans.
This report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year project at Sinte Gleska University (South Dakota) which revised the school's Human Services curriculum and training model and normed a variety of assessment instruments on Lakota people. Sinte Gleska University is a tribally chartered institution, located on an Indian reservation, and is specifically intended to serve people of the Sicangu band of the Lakota. Specific curriculum changes included increasing the number of Lakota courses required for graduation and greater student involvement in Lakota ceremonies, activities, and celebrations. As part of their training, students completed 45 hours of individual counseling, provided counseling services to community members, and became more familiar with both Lakota culture and the culture and needs of non-Indian rural white Americans. Yearly evaluation by an external evaluator found that the project met all its identified goals and has served as a model to other departments at Sinte Gleska. Individual sections of the report provide an executive summary; an overview of the project; and a description of the project's purpose, background and origins, major features, and evaluation/results. Appendices comprise the major portion of the document and include: forms used in the project, survey instruments, the program model, and evaluation reports.(DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Sinte Gleska Univ., Mission, SD.