Other Youth Topics


Ayunerak, P., Alstrom, D., Moses, C., Charlie Sr., J, & Rasmus, S. M. (2014). Yup’ik culture and context in Southwest Alaska: Community member perspectives of tradition, social change, and prevention. Journal of Community Psychology, 54, 91-99.

Brave Heart, M. Y. H., Chase, J., Elkins, J., & Altschul, D. B. (2011). Historical trauma among indigenous peoples of the Americas: Concepts, research, and clinical considerations. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 43(4), 282-290.

Bureau of Indian Affairs (2014). Who We Are. Retrieved from http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/index.htm

Center for Native American Youth. (2014). Fast Facts: Native American Youth and Indian Country. Retrieved from http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/images/Fast%20Facts.pdf (PDF, 3 pages)

Center for Native American Youth. Native American Youth 101. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/upload/Native%20American%20Youth%20101_higres.pdf (PDF, 10 pages)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2006). Executive Summary: Atlas of Injury Mortality Among American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Youth, 1989-1998. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1998). Highlights: American Indians and Alaska Natives and Tobacco. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/1998/highlights/am_indian_alaska_native/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/american-indian-health.htm

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2012). Tribal–State Relations in Child Welfare. Retrieved from https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/issue_briefs/tribal_state/tribal_state.pdf (PDF, 15 pages)

Child Welfare Information Gateway. (n.d.). Indian Child Welfare Act. Retrieved from https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/diverse-populations/americanindian/icwa/

Cross, T. L. (2008). Native Americans and Juvenile Justice: A Hidden Tragedy. Poverty & Race Research and Action Council. Retrieved from http://www.prrac.org/full_text.php?text_id=1205&item_id=11356&newsletter_id=102&header=Symposium:%20Native%20Americans%20and%20Alaska%20Natives:%20The%20Forgotten%20Minority

The Education Trust. (2013). The State of Education for Native Students. Retrieved from https://edtrust.org/resource/the-state-of-education-for-native-students/ (PDF, 16 pages)

Evans-Campbell, T. (2008). Historical trauma in American Indian/Native Alaska communities: A multilevel framework for exploring impacts on individuals, families, and communities. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23, 316-338.

Executive Office of the President, The White House. (2014). 2014 Native Youth Report. Retrieved from https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/default/files/docs/20141129nativeyouthreport_final.pdf (PDF, 38 pages)

Family & Youth Services Bureau. (n.d.). Tribal communities benefit from adolescent pregnancy prevention program. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/success-story/native-teen-pregnancy-launch

Family & Youth Services Bureau. (2006). Host homes for Native American youth: Finding a future in tribal traditions. Retrieved from http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/features/tribal-programs-harness-cultural-strengths-improve-conditions-families-and-youth/host-homes

Family & Youth Services Bureau. (2014). Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, 2012-2013. Retrieved from http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/fysb/resource/congress-rhy-2012-2013

Hosey, G., Llorens-Chen, S. A., Qeadan, F., Crawford, D., Wilson, C., & Yang, W. (2007). Assessing Behavioral Health Risks, Health Conditions, and Preventive Health Practices among American Indians/Alaska Natives in Nevada. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 1(3), 29-44. Retrieved from http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1134&context=jhdrp (PDF, 16 pages)

Housing Assistance Council. (2013). Conducting Homeless Counts on Native American Land: A Toolkit. Retrieved from http://www.ruralhome.org/storage/documents/rpts_pubs/na_homeless_count_toolkit.pdf (PDF, 50 pages)

Hutchinson, R. N. & Shin, S. (2014). Systematic Review of Health Disparities for Cardiovascular Diseases and Associated Factors among American Indian and Alaska Native Populations. PLOS One, 9(1): e80973. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3893081/

Jesse, D., Northup, J., & Withington, A. (2015). Promising education intervention to improve the achievement of Native American students: An annotated bibliography. Washington, DC: West Comprehensive Center at WestEd. Retrieved from https://www.wested.org/wp-content/files_mf/1469664804resourcepromisingeducationinterventionstoimprovetheachievementofnativeamericanstudentsanannotatedbibliography.pdf (PDF, 36 pages)

Kenyon, D. B., Hanson, J. D. (2012). Incorporating traditional culture into positive youth development programs with American Indian/Alaska Native Youth. Child Development Perspectives, 6(3), 272-279.

Mooradian, J. K., Cross, S. L., & Stutzky, G. R. (2006). Across generations: Culture, history, and policy in the social ecology of American Indian grandparents parenting their grandchildren. Journal of Family Social Work, 10(4), 81-101.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. (2009). American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Teen Pregnancy Prevention. Retrieved from http://thenationalcampaign.org/sites/default/files/resource-primary-download/ss39_nativeamericans.pdf (PDF, 6 pages)

National Center for Education Statistics. (2008). Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2008/nativetrends/ind_1_2.asp

National Center for Education Statistics. (2013). Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013289rev.pdf (PDF, 17 pages)

National Congress of American Indians. (n.d.). Tribal Governance. Retrieved from http://www.ncai.org/policy-issues/tribal-governance

National Indian Child Welfare Association. (2002). Native American Children and Youth Well-Being: A Strengths Perspective. Retrieved from http://www.nicwa.org/research/03.Well-Being02.Rpt.pdf (PDF, 58 pages)

National Indian Education Association. (n.d.). Statistics on Native Students. Retrieved from http://www.niea.org/Research/Statistics.aspx

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. (n.d.). Yupiucimta Asvairtuumallerkaa (YA) “Strengthening our Identity as Yup’ik People” People Awakening Resilience Project (PARP), Cuqyun “Measuring” Center for Alaska Native Health Research. Retrieved from http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/sites/default/files/disparityMohatt.pdf (PDF, 1 page)

Oakes, A., & Maday, T. (2009). Engaging Native American learners with rigor and cultural relevance. Washington, DC: The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED507588.pdf (PDF, 10 pages)

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (2016). Tribal youth in the juvenile justice system. Retrieved from https://www.ojjdp.gov/mpg/litreviews/Tribal-youth-in-the-Juvenile-Justice-System.pdf (PDF, 10 pages)

The People Awakening Project. (2004). The People Awakening Project: Discovering Alaska Native pathways to sobriety, Final Report 2004. Retrieved from http://dhss.alaska.gov/dbh/Documents/01_External/People%20Awakening%20Project.pdf (PDF, 16 pages)

Pew Research Center. (2014). One-in-four Native Americans and Alaska Natives are living in poverty. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/13/1-in-4-native-americans-and-alaska-natives-are-living-in-poverty/

Pierce, A. (2012). American Indian adolescent girls: Vulnerability to sex trafficking, intervention strategies. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal, 19(1), 37-56

Poonwassie, A. & Charter, A. (2001). An aboriginal worldview of helping: Empowering approaches. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 31, 63-73.

Sarche, M. & Spicer, P. (2008). Poverty and health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native children: Current knowledge and future prospects. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1136, 126-136.

Sheet, A. F. (2014). Mental Health Disparities: American Indians and Alaska Natives. population, 2, 10-3.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults. Retrieved from http://www.sprc.org/sites/sprc.org/files/library/Suicide_Prevention_Guide.pdf (PDF, 184 pages)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2009). Culture Care: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness of American Indian and Alaska Native. Retrieved from https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA08-4354/SMA08-4354.pdf (PDF, 4 pages)

Sutton, C. & Broken Nose, M. (1996). American Indian families: An overview. In M. McGoldrick, J. Giordano, & J. Pearce (Eds.), Ethnicity and Family Therapy, 31-54. New York: Guilford.

Tribal Court Clearinghouse. (n.d.). Juvenile Justice. Retrieved from http://www.tribal-institute.org/lists/juvenile.htm

U.S. Census Bureau. (2007). Current Population Survey, 2007 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/prod/techdoc/cps/cpsmar07.pdf (PDF, 342 pages)

U.S. Census Bureau. (2011). American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes in the United States and Puerto Rico: 2010. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/cph-t/t-6tables/TABLE%20(1).pdf (PDF, 15 pages)

U.S. Census Bureau. (2012). The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010. Retrieved from http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-10.pdf (PDF, 21 pages)

U.S. Census Bureau. (2014). 2014 American Community Survey. Retrieved from http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk

U.S. Census Bureau. (2015). State and County Quick Facts: Alaska. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/AK

U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs. (2016). About Us. Retrieved from https://www.bia.gov/regional-offices/alaska

U.S. Department of Justice & U.S. Department of the Interior. (2014). Expert working group report: Native American traditional justice practices. Retrieved from https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/atj/legacy/2014/10/09/expert-working-group-report--native-american-traditional-justice-practices.pdf (PDF, 35 pages)

U.S. Department of Justice. (2014). Overview of American Indian Youth in Tribal, State, and Federal Juvenile Justice Systems. Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/defendingchildhood/legacy/2014/06/20/panel1.pdf (PDF, 30 pages)

U.S. Department of Labor. (2013). Workforce System Results. Retrieved from http://www.doleta.gov/performance/results/pdf/workforceSystemResultsJune20_2013.pdf (PDF, 42 pages)

U.S. Department of Labor. (2014). Division of Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP). Retrieved from http://www.doleta.gov/dinap/

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. (n.d.). Youth. Retrieved from https://www.usich.gov/goals/youth

Other Resources on this Topic


Youth Briefs

How Individualized Education Program (IEP) Transition Planning Makes a Difference for Youth with Disabilities

Youth who receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) and especially young adults of transition age, should be involved in planning for life after high school as early as possible and no later than age 16. Transition services should stem from the individual youth’s needs and strengths, ensuring that planning takes into account his or her interests, preferences, and desires for the future.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: How Holding Early Leadership Positions Can Make a Difference

Research links early leadership with increased self-efficacy and suggests that leadership can help youth to develop decision making and interpersonal skills that support successes in the workforce and adulthood. In addition, young leaders tend to be more involved in their communities, and have lower dropout rates than their peers. Youth leaders also show considerable benefits for their communities, providing valuable insight into the needs and interests of young people

How Trained Service Professionals and Self-Advocacy Makes a Difference for Youth with Mental Health, Substance Abuse, or Co-occurring Issues

Statistics reflecting the number of youth suffering from mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders highlight the necessity for schools, families, support staff, and communities to work together to develop targeted, coordinated, and comprehensive transition plans for young people with a history of mental health needs and/or substance abuse.

Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care: Challenges and Solutions

Nearly 30,000 youth aged out of foster care in Fiscal Year 2009, which represents nine percent of the young people involved in the foster care system that year. This transition can be challenging for youth, especially youth who have grown up in the child welfare system.

Coordinating Systems to Support Transition Age Youth with Mental Health Needs

Research has demonstrated that as many as one in five children/youth have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Read about how coordination between public service agencies can improve treatment for these youth.

Civic Engagement Strategies for Transition Age Youth

Civic engagement has the potential to empower young adults, increase their self-determination, and give them the skills and self-confidence they need to enter the workforce. Read about one youth’s experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).