Guidelines for American Indian-Alaska Native

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Culture and community: Suicide prevention resources for Native Americans in California

The document describes culturally relevant resources to plan and engage in suicide prevention programs, discusses safe messaging and social marketing, and illustrates suicide prevention materials from 19 American Indian communities in 11 states. An appendix provides American Indian and Alaska Native sources for materials on topics related to suicide, such as mental health, addiction, and depression. Although the title indicates this is for Californians, it is relevant for all parts of the nation.

American Indian-Alaska Native

Engaging and empowering aboriginal youth: A toolkit for service providers

This tooklit covers understanding and integrating cultural identity, increasing youth engagement,  establishing partnerships, and evaluation when developing programs for youth violence prevention. While it focuses on aboriginal populations in Canada, much of the content also applies to youth empowerment initiatives with Native youth in the United States. 

American Indian-Alaska Native, Culturally Specific Messaging, Youth

Suicidality and help-seeking behaviors in American Indian youth

Data Trend #143 May 2007. This fact sheet summarizes research on suicidality and help-seeking behavior in American Indian youth and discusses the importance of culture in determining both outcomes.

American Indian-Alaska Native, Youth, Increase Help-seeking