101135: Tribal Programs Harness Cultural Strengths and More

The Exchange- Family and Youth Services Bureau

About the Course:

The United Nation Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY), Inc. and a number of Tribal and non-Tribal organizations across the nation are working with the U.S. Administration for Children and Families (ACF), and its Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), in a collaborative effort to build upon the strengths of Native youth and their families. This issue of The Exchange highlights a number of initiatives around the country that look to harness cultural strengths of Native Tribal communities to improve conditions for families and youth. Some of the programs that are highlighted include: Host Homes for Native Americans, Domestic Violence shelters on Native American land, and the Mentoring Children of Prisoner’s program.

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services- Youth and Family Service Bureau

Publication Date:

April 2006

Author

Family and Youth Services Bureau Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about improving conditions for Native Tribal families and youth. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify ways in which cultural strengths can be harnessed to improve conditions for Tribal families and youth.

  2. Describe how host homes and Tribal mentors can be effectively utilized in the enhancement of Native American youth life.

  3. Apply principles of cultural proficiency to your work with Native American youth and victims of domestic violence in Native communities..

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