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Title: Young Once Indian Forever: Protecting the Children of Indian Country
Corporate Author: National Indian Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Indian Justice Ctr
Petaluma, CA 94952
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant 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
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This videotape presents the perspectives of Native American Indians who were abused as adults, tribal leaders, tribal justice personnel, and social service providers regarding the problems of domestic violence and child abuse on Indian reservations, the measures needed to address the problem and prevent the abuse of children in the future, and exemplary programs and services.
Abstract: The comments emphasize the relationships among domestic assault and other problems such as alcohol abuse, the lasting impacts on victims, and the potential for abused children to become abusers themselves when they become adults. The discussion also emphasizes the need to improve training for investigators, police, court personnel, teachers, and social workers; to ensure collaboration among service providers; and to change laws to improve the ways that tribal justice systems address domestic violence. Victim assistance programs are described, with emphasis on the use of both professionals and volunteers by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye also speaks and emphasizes the strong concern native peoples have for their children and the need for the involvement of tribal leaders to enact and enforce laws. Information about a Federal grant program and telephone numbers of National Indian Justice Center and the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Alcohol-crime relationship; American Indians; Child abuse as crime factor; Child abuse prevention; Child abuse situation remedies; Indian affairs; Interagency cooperation; Tribal court system
Note: VHS videotape, 21 minutes, color.
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