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Shegog, Ross; Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Jessen, Cornelia; Lane, Travis L.; Gorman, Gwenda; Gaston, Amanda; Revels, Taija Koogei; Torres, Jennifer; Williamson, Jennifer; Baumler, Elizabeth; Addy, Robert C.; Peskin, Melissa F.; Tortolero, Susan R.; Markham, Christine M. – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2017
Background: Few HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention programs for youth in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities have been rigorously evaluated despite sexual health disparities in this population. This study reports the evaluation of a culturally adapted Internet-based HIV/STI and pregnancy prevention program for AI/AN youth, Native…
Descriptors: Prevention, Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Self Efficacy
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de Ravello, Lori; Everett Jones, Sherry; Tulloch, Scott; Taylor, Melanie; Doshi, Sonal – Journal of School Health, 2014
Background: We describe the prevalence of behaviors that put American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students at risk for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the relationships among race/ethnicity and these behaviors. Methods: We analyzed merged 2007 and 2009 data from the national Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, At Risk Persons, American Indians, Alaska Natives
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Kaufman, Carol E.; Litchfield, Anne; Schupman, Edwin; Mitchell, Christina M. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
This article describes the objectives, theoretical bases, development process, and evaluation efforts to-date for the Circle of Life (COL) curricula, HIV/AIDS prevention interventions designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth. The curricula are based on Indigenous models of learning and behavior encompassing concepts of Western…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Intervention, Prevention, American Indians
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Sondag, K. Ann; Strike, Carrie – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2011
This study examined the epidemiology of HIV among AI/ANs in Montana. Barriers to HIV testing and motivations to test also were explored. Analysis of data revealed that there were no significant changes in regard to HIV/AIDS case rates, demographic characteristics, or risk behaviors of AI/ANs infected with HIV/AIDS since reporting began in 1985.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), American Indians, Alaska Natives, Testing
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Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; Ebama, Malembe S. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Migration of the native populations from reservations to the urban areas has resulted in mixed ethnicities of American Indian/Alaskan Native (AIAN) children. Minority youth require special attention and services in urban schools as they disproportionately experience poverty, low educational attainment, unemployment, and single-parent…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Health Needs, Prevention, Urban American Indians
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Kaufman, Carol E.; Schwinn, Traci M.; Black, Kirsten; Keane, Ellen M.; Big Crow, Cecelia K.; Shangreau, Carly; Tuitt, Nicole R.; Arthur-Asmah, Ruth; Morse, Bradley – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2018
We assessed the effectiveness of a culturally grounded, multimedia, sexual risk reduction intervention called Circle of Life (mCOL), designed to increase knowledge and self-efficacy among preteen American Indians and Alaska Natives. Partnering with Native Boys and Girls Clubs in 15 communities across six Northern Plains reservations, we conducted…
Descriptors: Sexuality, American Indian Students, Health Behavior, Partnerships in Education
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Leston, Jessica D.; Jessen, Cornelia M.; Simons, Brenna C. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
Background: The disparity in rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV/AIDS, and unplanned pregnancy between Alaska Native (AN) and non-AN populations, particularly among young adults and females, is significant and concerning. Focus groups were conducted to better understand the knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of rural Alaska youth…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Rural Youth, Alaska Natives, Focus Groups
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Vernon, Irene S.; Thurman, Pamela Jumper – American Indian Quarterly, 2009
A quote From chief Wilma Mankiller in her "Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation" asks Natives to focus on their strengths and wisdom; for those in the health field, it motivates them to create a vision of health parity and community wellness. In following her lead the authors share general information about the health of Natives, focus on the health of…
Descriptors: American Indians, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Personnel
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Dennis, Mary Kate – Social Work, 2009
HIV/AIDS has steadily increased in Native American and Alaska Native populations, and despite efforts at control many challenges remain. This article examines historical, biological, social, and behavioral cofactors related to the spread of HIV/AIDS within the context of Native American culture. Special attention is given to vulnerable subgroups…
Descriptors: American Indians, Alaska Natives, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Risk
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Scott, Deborah; Langhorne, Aleisha – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
BeLieving In Native Girls (BLING) is a juvenile delinquency and HIV intervention at a residential boarding school for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescent girls ages 12-20 years. In 2010, 115 participants completed baseline surveys to identify risk and protective factors. Initial findings are discussed regarding a variety of topics, including…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Delinquency, Females, American Indians
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Patev, Alison J.; Hood, Kristina B.; Speed, Katrina J.; Cartwright, Patricia M.; Kinman, Brittany A. – Journal of American College Health, 2019
Objective: High rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can be found in states in both the Appalachian and Southeastern regions of the United States. As infection rates increase, it is imperative to understand factors that improve HIV prevention. The current work explored whether HIV conspiracy…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Beliefs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Promotion
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Markus, Susan F. – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
This article provides an example of a culturally responsive, community-based project for addressing social determinants of health in rural American Indian (AI) communities through: 1) empowering youth and community voices to set directions for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy prevention and education efforts; 2) using…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Disease Control, Prevention
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Chittooran, Mary M. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2020
India represents the third largest country in the world of individuals living with HIV. Current surveillance data indicate a prevalence rate of 0.2% in the general population, with 2.1 million individuals living with HIV, including 61,000 children under the age of fifteen. HIV may result in a variety of academic, motor, language, psychosocial, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Neuropsychology, Epidemiology
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Rushing, Stephanie Craig; Stephens, David – American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: The Journal of the National Center, 2012
Media technologies, including the Internet, cell phones, and video games, offer new avenues to reach Native youth on sensitive health topics. Project Red Talon, a sexually transmitted disease (STD)/HIV prevention project that serves the 43 federally recognized tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, used community-based participatory research…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Video Games, Research Methodology, American Indians
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Mosweunyane, Dama – African Educational Research Journal, 2017
The political and economic empowerment of Basarwa in Botswana has never generated a lot of interest in the manner it did following their eviction from Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Most human rights organisations, amongst them Survival International, did bring to the center stage the evictions of Basarwa from Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Political Issues, Government Role
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