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NCJ Number: 118544 Find in a Library
Title: Encircling Our Forgotten: A Conference on Mental Health Issues for the Emotionally Disturbed North American Indian Child and Adolescent
Corporate Author: American Indian Institute
United States of America

Oklahoma Dept of Mental Health
Child and Adolescent Service System Programs
United States of America

Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service
United States of America
Project Director: M S Samples
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: American Indian Institute
Norman, OK 73037
Oklahoma Area Indian Health Service
Oklahoma, OK 73102
Oklahoma Dept of Mental Health
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents the proceedings of a conference held in Oklahoma City in June 1988 to bring mental health practitioners together to examine important issues related to the welfare of emotionally disturbed American Indian youths and to improve the continuum of care through interagency networking and coordination.
Abstract: Topics included early intervention and prevention of alcoholism and pregnancy in high-risk American Indian female adolescents, services for high-risk families, the use of child psychiatry teams for identifying and treating emotionally disturbed American Indian children, and the treatment of chemical dependency and emotional disorders with American Indian adolescents. Other topics included community health programs, the self-image of American Indian children, neuropsychological characteristics of emotionally disturbed American Indian adolescents, and the role of traditional American Indian values and approaches in treatment. Tables, figures, reference lists, and lists of conference speakers and participants.
Main Term(s): American Indians
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Domestic relations; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile mental health services
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