Facing the Future

Author: Matthew L. M. Fletcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870138607
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In 1978, Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), with the intent to "protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families." The history of the Act is a tangle of legal, social, and emotional complications. This collection brings together for the first time a multidisciplinary assessment of the law — with scholars, practitioners, lawyers, and social workers all offering perspectives on the value and importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Mental Health

Author: Michelle C. Sarche
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383049
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The reasons for mental health issues among American Indian and Alaska Native children have not been well understood by investigators outside of tribal communities. Developing appropriate methodological approaches and evidence-based programs for helping these youths is an urgent priority in developmental science. This work must be done in ways that are cognizant of how the negative consequences of colonization contribute to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members' underutilization of mental health services, higher therapy dropout rates, and poor response to culturally insensitive treatment programs. This book examines the forces affecting psychological development and mental health in American Indian children today. Experts from leading universities discuss factors such as family conditions, economic status, and academic achievement, as well as political, social, national, and global influences, including racism. Specific attention is paid to topics such as the role of community in youth mental health issues, depression in American Indian parents, substance abuse and alcohol dependency, and the unique socioeconomic characteristics of this ethnic group.

Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism

Author: John Borrows
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442629231
Format: PDF
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John Borrows uses Ojibwe law, stories, and principles to suggest alternative ways in which Indigenous peoples can work to enhance freedom.

After the Cradle Falls

Author: Melissa Jonson-Reid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190653027
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"This book integrates examples from folklore, songs and news articles with strong attention to empirical research to create an accessible and engaging work intended to provoke the reader to think about how to address the issue of child abuse and neglect in America"--

America History and Life

Author: Eric H. Boehm
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.