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Health and the American Indian discusses contemporary health and social concerns in American Indian communities and offers recommendations for prevention, treatment, and future research. You’ll benefit from recent research that examines topics relating to physical and mental health, such as health care, gambling, historical trauma response, child welfare, and Native American involvement in the Human Genome Diversity Project. In Health and the American Indian, you’ll find cutting-edge information about various concerns in American Indian society that will assist you in offering culturally sensitive services to clients.
Using in-depth studies and statistics to highlight issues facing Native Americans, this book provides you with an understanding of American Indian views on family, health, and being Native American. With Health and the American Indian, you’ll find suggestions and methods to sharpen your service skills, including:
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Discover how you can offer more effective and relevant services to American Indians and help them with issues such as health care, gambling, and historical trauma!About the Author:
Priscilla A. Day, MSW, is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Associate Coordinator of Research and Student Services for the Child Welfare Program at the University of Minnesota, Duluth. A member of the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota, Ms. Day continues to work with American Indians on reservations as well as in urban areas. She is a member of the Council of Social Work Education, the National Indian Education Association, and a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. In addition, Ms. Day is a doctoral candidate in Educational Administration at the University.
Hilary N. Weaver, DSW, is Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her academic interests focus around social work with Native American Indians. Dr. Weaver is President of the American Indian Social Work Educators' Association and frequently gives presentations and workshops on indigenous issues and incorporating cultural factors into the helping process. In addition, she is Chair of the Native American Caucus of the National Association of Social Workers. Presently, Dr. Weaver is continuing research on comparative indigenous issues, which she started as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
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