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NCJ Number: 181850 Find in a Library
Title: Helping Native American Indian and Alaska Native Male Youth (From Handbook of Counseling Boys and Adolescent Males: A Practitioner's Guide, P 117-136, 1999, Arthur M. Horne and Mark S. Kiselica, eds. -- See NCJ-181846)
Author(s): Roger Herring
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the major content and process issues of Native American Indian and Alaska Native male youth and suggests appropriate strategies for helping interactions.
Abstract: Helping Native American Indian and Alaska Native male youth can be very challenging. Achievement of separation from the biological family and development of an independent identity are complicated by factors such as experiences of oppression and discrimination, low socioeconomic status, limited access to publicly funded services, incongruity between traditional and mainstream cultures, influences of culturation, and consequences of these factors. Effective counseling with Native male youth is predicated on adopting a proactive developmental perspective. This view would include acquiring a thorough knowledge of past and current Native culture and history, and having an expanded understanding of these youth, rejecting the stereotype of Native male students as passive, withdrawn, and unexpressive. In school settings, it is imperative that counselors collaborate with Native parents in the child’s learning process and respond to the bilingual needs of Native male children.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Adolescent males; American Indians; Children at risk; Cultural influences; Ethnic groups; Home environment; Minorities; Socioeconomic development
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