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Culturally grounded group work with adolescent American Indian students.

Author: Marsiglia, F.F; Cross, S; Mitchell, Enos V.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work-with-Groups.
Volume/Pages 21(1/2): 89-102
Subject Matter Native Americans
Abstract This paper explores the socio-educational needs and reviews the acculturation stressors that American Indian students encounter while attending school. Also described are the effects that these stressors had on a selected group ofAmerican Indian adolescent students attending school in a Southwestern school district. Social work with groups is presented as a culturally grounded intervention to maximize students efforts to achieve and maintain a certain levelof biculturalism. Specific findings from the case study are presented and implications are shared for possible future replication of this approach. (Journal abstract.)