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This is a project to investigate the appropriateness of a family systems initiative in Native American communities. This project is based on the assumption that the epidemic levels of alcohol and substance abuse, suicide, and adult onset diabetes are all symptomatic of underlying stress caused by 500 years of unresolved cultural clash between tribal and Euro-American culture. Besides appendixes, drafts, and correspondence related to the project, a copy of a published Wingspread Report is attached to this document.
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Project proposal and report
Stress, emotional issues, environment, behavior, family structure, functional and dysfunctional families, anxiety, self-definition, group cohesion, individual person, Native American coping and adaptation
Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO). "Family Systems Project for the American Indian Health Service: Phase II." (1987). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/lhnac/18