The Context and Meaning of Family Strengthening in Indian America


This report presents five specific, field-based case studies of successful efforts to support the well-being of Native American children. These successful programs were conceived of, implemented by, and generally funded by Tribal communities. These programs include the Ya Ne Day ah School in Chickaloon Village, Alaska; the Whirling Thunder Wellness Program on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska; the Fond du Lac Foster Care Licensing and Placement Agency in Northern Minnesota; the Gila River Youth Council in Arizona; and the Menominee Community Center of Chicago.

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Besaw, Amy, Joseph P. Kalt, Andre Lee, Jasmin Sethi, Julie Boatright Wilson, Marie Zemler. "The Context and Meaning of Family Strengthening in Indian American." Annie E. Casey Foundation. Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts. August 2004. Report.

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