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Alaska Native alcohol counselors: An inside view

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature101963
Source
[Unpublished]
Date
[1982]
Author
Shinkwin, A.D.
Book, P.A.
Author Affiliation
Anthropology Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Community Research Center, Fairbanks North Star Borough
Source
[Unpublished]
Date
[1982]
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Native counselors
Alcohol counselors
Rural Alaska Community Action Program
RurAL CAP
Training
Abstract
Data are reported from three Alaska Native alcohol counselors, each of whom was the first trained practitioner in this occupational role in their home regions in rural Alaska. The research findings support an approach to alcohol program development at considerable variance with the conventional Western "medical" model of alcoholism, which advocates use of various formal treatment modalities. The research effort reported here was initiated during 1981-1982 at the request of the agency administering the program under study. The agency explicitly recognized its responsibility to share the results of its efforts with other alcoholism programs.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 101963.
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Alaskan villagers' views on problem drinking: 'those who forget.'

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature2342
Source
Human Organization. 1982; 41(4):315-322.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1982
Author
Shinkwin, A.
Pete, M.
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Source
Human Organization. 1982; 41(4):315-322.
Date
1982
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Native self-determination
Community health workers
Alcohol counselors
Acculturation
Alaska
Alcoholism - rehabilitation
Attitude to Health
Community Health Services
Cultural Characteristics
Culture
Health Services Research
Humans
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Abstract
Statewide statistics suggest that problems relating to alcohol abuse represent a major public health problem for Native Alaskans but very little is known about alcohol use on a community level, due to deficient reporting mechanisms and a lack of relevant research. The research reported here was designed to begin to fill this stated need. Alcohol use patterns, the extent of drinking, and associated problems as perceived by residents of two Alaskan Eskimo villages are documented. The structure and effects of alcohol programs in the villages, which represent local attempts to manage alcohol, are also examined. The research demonstrates that it cannot be assumed that all Native Alaskan communities have the same scale of drinking and consequent problems. Differential response to alcohol programs, which have essentially the same structure, is demonstrated and related to the recent development of contrasting levels of community organization in the two villages, which share a common cultural tradition. The utility of a comparative case study approach in examining alcohol problems in Native American communities and the need for expanded research for informed alcohol program planning and implementation are emphasized.
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2358.
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Health worker opinions about mental illness in Alaska : a component of the evaluation of alcoholism treatment services in the State of Alaska

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature292878
Publication Type
Report
Date
1973
Author
Alaska Native Health Board. Mental Health Evaluation Project
Date
1973
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Mental health -- Public opinion -- Alaska
Alcoholism
Community health aides -- Attitudes
Alcoholism counselors
Notes
RC 455.2.P85 H42 1973
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Rural community organizing and development strategies in Alaska Native villages.

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Source
Pages 354-356 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the International Congress on Circumpolar Health, 7th, UmeÃ?Â¥, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1988
involvement in alcohol-related issues, including alcohol/drug education for children; successful problem-solving at the local level; empowerment of elders and village alcohol counselors resulting in increased self-esteem; increased independence and self-determination. The role of community development is
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Author
Marum, L.
Author Affiliation
Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation
Source
Pages 354-356 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the International Congress on Circumpolar Health, 7th, UmeÃ?Â¥, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Date
1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Alcohol abuse
Alcohol counselors
Community health workers
Drug abuse
Health services
Training
Notes
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 1595.
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