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NCJ Number: 127501 Find in a Library
Title: Positive Self-Esteem Can Protect Native American Youth: How Can We Help?
Corporate Author: Native American Development Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Native American Development Corporation
Washington, DC 20036
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: People who work with Native American youth are increasingly concerned that many of these young people suffer from low self-esteem.
Abstract: This is especially troublesome as research links low self-esteem with alcoholism and substance abuse. Some substance abuse specialists feel that the risks faced by Native American youth can be lowered if the youth's self-esteem can be increased and if the source of this esteem carries with it sanctions discouraging alcohol and other drug use. This booklet examines three types of programs being used to build positive self-esteem in Native American youngsters through their involvement in substance-free activities: (1) a tribally-sponsored physical challenge program; (2) a local chapter of Girl Scouts; and (3) peer support groups for Native American students. Contact information is provided.
Main Term(s): American Indians; Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Substance abuse agencies; Underage Drinking
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