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NCJ Number: 181508 Find in a Library
Title: Young Once Indian Forever: Protecting Children of Indian Country; Discussion Guide
Corporate Author: National Indian Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Indian Justice Ctr
Petaluma, CA 94952
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 94-VI-GX-K001
Sale Source: National Indian Justice Ctr
McNear Building
7 Fourth Street
Suite 28
Petaluma, CA 94952
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This discussion guide is intended for use with a video designed to increase the awareness of Indian tribal leaders regarding child abuse in Indian Country.
Abstract: This guide recommends that prior to showing the video, viewers should be informed of the reactions they may experience and be requested to identify the local resources available to provide counseling or other assistance for child abuse victims and their families. Educational handouts prior to viewing the video are also suggested. These handouts may include the signs and symptoms of child abuse as well as local resources available for current and past child abuse victims. Ideas for discussion topics or written handouts are outlined. These include the identification of community groups or agencies that are currently handling child abuse cases in the viewers' communities; the tribal leadership's role in responding to child abuse; how the community as a whole and individual residents can respond to child abuse; jurisdictional issues that obstruct service provision; the use of victim/child advocates to assist child victims and their families through "the system"; and the types of traditional beliefs and healing practices that can be used to make resources culturally relevant to tribal members and families. A list of 12 annotated resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): American Indians; Child abuse; Child abuse causes; Child abuse detection; Indian affairs; OVC grant-related documents
Note: See NCJ-164621 for the video
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