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ERIC Number: EJ746378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1533-7731
Indian Boarding Schools and the Therapeutic Residential Model Project
DeJong, Judith A.; Holder, Stanley R.
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, v13 n2 p1-16 2006
The purpose of the therapeutic model demonstration schools is: (1) to provide a program, based on an annual written plan, linking clinicians, counselors, and mental health professionals with academic program personnel in a culturally sensitive residential program tailored to the particular needs of Indian students; (2) to provide for a continued evaluation of the planning and implementation of the therapeutic model in the designated schools; and (3) to determine what steps the Bureau of Indian Affairs must take and what resources are required to transform existing off-reservation boarding schools to meet the needs of chemically dependent, emotionally disturbed, socially troubled or other at-risk Indian youth who attend such schools." The articles in this issue describe each of the sites which were funded during the Therapeutic Residential Model (TRM) initiative. The methodology used for the cross-site evaluation is described in this introductory article. The next five articles provide case studies of each site and vary in format and analysis of the data governed by environmental factors found at each site, the nature of problems identified and addressed by each system, and level of statistical power determined by sample sizes. Case studies of L1, L2, and L3, the sites funded for multiple years, include contributions from both the cross-site and internal site evaluations. The case study of Academic Enhancement (AE) is enhanced by data gathered in the course of a multiyear prevention demonstration project which had preceded TRM funding and had laid the groundwork for change at this site. The final article draws conclusions across sites, and discusses both best practices and barriers to success found in these sites. A Staff Survey is appended. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs. University of Colorado Health Services Center, P.O. Box 6508, Mail Stop F800, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. Tel: 303-724-1414; Fax: 303-724-1474; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory; Youth Risk Behavior Survey