Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 January 2020

Abstract and Keywords

This chapter provides an overview of well-documented disparities impacting American Indian and Alaska Native children, coupled with an anticipation of the possibilities for integrating research and services for children and families in more culturally appropriate ways. We focus particularly on economic inequality, educational opportunities and disparities, mental health, and substance use. We describe the predicaments and opportunities in tribal territories, and emphasize ways that interventions can be designed that will maximize parent and family choices and respect for cultural differences in addressing the problems that young children and their families continue to face. Finally, we offer a research agenda to address the compelling needs of for children and families in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Keywords: American Indian, Alaska Native children, interventions, early education, mental health, substance use, cultural appropriateness

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.