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ERIC Number: EJ684005
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0893-5394
The Circles of Care Evaluation: Doing Participatory Evaluation with American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Thurman, Pamela Jumper; Allen, James; Deters, Pamela B.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research The Journal of the National Center, v11 n2 p139-154
Little information exists regarding mental health and special needs related to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families. In this article we emphasize the use of oral tradition during the Circles of Care initiative, which was essential in understanding cultural history and historical trauma of AI/ANs while giving a greater understanding of an AI/AN-based definition of serious emotional disturbance. The success of these methods serves as a template for improving systems of care and may be useful in evaluation among a wide range of ethnic communities.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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