Center for Native Child and Family Resilience: Literature Review.
Braithwaite, Jeremy. Burstein, Matt. Fisher, Emily. Lindecamp, Robert. Martinez, Art. Roberson-Wing, Tashia. Shoulders, Roshanda. Ulrich, Sonja. Vender, Jeff.
Center for Native Child and Family Resilience. JBS International (Firm) Tribal Law and Policy Institute.
Technical Report Resource Listing
iii, 86 p.
Published: October 2018
Administration on Children, Youth and Families 3rd Floor 330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Sponsoring Organization: United States. Children’s Bureau.
This report presents the findings of a literature review that sought to identify practices that have been used in Tribal communities to confront and solve child maltreatment, with an emphasis on Tribally owned and internally developed practices, practices that have undergone a transformative process of cultural adaptation, and evidence-based practices that show promise for cultural adaptation. It begins by discussing the prevalence of child abuse and neglect in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) families, and noting legal and social services infrastructures that regularly use culturally incongruent prevention efforts and interventions to address child maltreatment. Following sections explain how the literature review was conducted, highlight some of the major risk and protective factors identified in the literature review, and outline structural constraints on the literature review. Major findings of the review are then presented, including sample interventions. The findings are organized into three broad categories, based on the adaptation level of the interventions the articles described: tribal creation, tribal adaptation, and promising, not adopted. The review found: the majority of intervention were tribal adaptations; programs and interventions should include core elements and foundational practices for working with Native families and Tribal communities; and there is a need for all models and providers to include information about the conceptual framework for working in Indian County, including the core concepts of worldview, spirituality, harmony and wellness, oppression, social dominance and wellness, cultural competence, assessment, and treatment. Numerous references.
Native Americans; Alaska Natives; tribal social services; Indian reservations; child welfare services; child abuse; child welfare reform; cultural competency