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Alaska Natives combating substance abuse and related violence through self-healing: A report for the people

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Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies. Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage. 250 pages.
Publication Type
Report
Date
June 1999
Author
Segal, B
Burgess, D
DeGross, D
Hild, C
Saylor, B
Source
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies. Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, University of Alaska Anchorage. 250 pages.
Date
June 1999
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Acculturation
Alaska Natives
Alcohol and drug abuse
Co-morbid disorders
Cultural change
Cumulative stress
Fetal alcohol syndrome and effects
Inhalant abuse
Local option law
Non-Native community
Spiritualism in treatment
Substance abuse
Traditional healing
Violence
Prevention
Indians of North America
Eskimos
Abstract
For more than a decade, the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) has sought to bring attention, understanding, and solutions to the problem of substance abuse and related violence among Alaska Natives. Progress has been made in some communities, but substance abuse continues to cause suffering, pain, death, and despair among many Alaska Native families. At the request of AFN, this report was undertaken to provide a basis for deriving effective, lasting solutions.
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ALASKA RA448.5.I5 A43 1999
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Alaska suicide follow-back study final report: study period September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2006.

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Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation, Inc, and American Association of Suicidology. 43 p.
Publication Type
Article
Date
2006
August 31, 2006 were reviewed retrospectively. Information from the Alaska State Medical Examiner, State Troopers, and other law enforcement agencies was collated and reviewed for each suicide death. A cadre of Native and non-Native interviewers was trained in how to use the interview protocol and
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Author
Perkins, R
Sanddal, TL
Howell, M
Berman, L
Sanddal, ND
Source
Alaska Injury Prevention Center, Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation, Inc, and American Association of Suicidology. 43 p.
Date
2006
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
File Size
439119
Keywords
Age group
Alaska Natives
Alcohol/drug use
Ethnicity
Mechanism
Non-Natives
Regional differences
Suicide
Urban-rural differences
Indians of North America
Abstract
GOALS: There were two goals for the study: (1) to do an in-depth demographic analysis of the suicides in Alaska for three years from September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2006 and (2) to conduct interviews with key informants for as many suicide cases as possible. This report is divided into two sections, Section 1 addressing the epidemiological data and Section 2 addressing the data derived from the interviews.PURPOSE: The purpose of the data gathering, reporting, and analysis was to better understand the etiology and antecedents of suicide among Alaskans, in order to identify potential points ofintervention and strategies to reduce the rate of suicide.METHODS: Death certificates attributed to suicides occurring in Alaska between September 1, 2003, and August 31, 2006, were reviewed retrospectively. Information from the Alaska StateMedical Examiner, State Troopers, and other law enforcement agencies was collated and reviewed for each suicide death. A cadre of Native and non-Native interviewers was trained in how to use the interview protocol and how to conduct follow-back interviewswith survivors of the decedents. All information was entered into a secure database. All efforts to protect confidentiality were in accordance with the Institutional Review Board requirements of the Alaska Native Medical Center, the University of Alaska Anchorage,and the National Institutes of Health (Certificate of Confidentiality).RESULTS: There were 426 suicides during the 36 month study period. The average annual suicide rate for the three year study period was 21.4/100,000 (U.S. Census, 2005 estimated population). Males out-numbered females 4 to 1. The age-group of 20 to 29 had both the greatest number of suicides and the highest rate per 100,000 population. Alaska Natives had a significantly higher average rate of suicide than the non-Native population (51.4/100,000 compared to 16.9/100,000). The leading mechanism of death was firearms, accounting for 63% of the suicides. The use of handguns was more prevalent in the non-Native population whereas long guns were used more often by Alaska Natives. The EMS region with the greatest number of Native suicides was Region 4, which includes Bethel and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Region 2, which includes the Northwest Arctic census area had the highest overall rate of suicide deaths. Follow-back interviews wereconducted with 71 informants for 56 of the suicide decedents. Reported alcohol/drug use was the same for Urban as for Rural Native decedents. The same alcohol/drug use pattern was seen for Urban and for Rural non-Native decedents. Toxicology results werereceived for 33% of all the suicide cases. Alcohol was found in 44% of the toxicology tests and THC (marijuana) was found in 15%.CONCLUSION: This study adds volumes of information to our existing knowledge of suicide in Alaska. More in-depth studies are already in progress, which will continue to add to our knowledgebase while bringing in additional resources for prevention and treatment. The report also highlights the need for better death data collection, to quantify alcohol and drug involvement and other contributing factors.
Notes
The Alaska Suicide Follow Back Study was prepared for the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council and was substantially funded through the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
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Counseling Native Americans: An introduction for non-Native American counselors

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Journal of Counseling & Development. 1991 Mar/Apr;69(4):321-327
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar/Apr-1991
Author
Thomason, TC
Source
Journal of Counseling & Development. 1991 Mar/Apr;69(4):321-327
Date
Mar/Apr-1991
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Counseling
Model of healing
Native Americans
Non-Native counselors
Nonverbal behavior
Abstract
This article provides a primer on counseling Native American clients for non-Native American counselors and psychotherapists. The diversity of this population is described and a general model of healing from a traditional Native American perspective is presented, with implications for counseling practice. Relevant research is reviewed and practical suggestions are offered for providing counseling services to Native Americans.
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Satement by the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Section on Native Peoples' Mental Health

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White Cloud Journal of American Indian/Alaska Native Mental Health. 1978;1(1):11-12
Publication Type
Article
Date
Summer-1978
Author
Canadian Psychiatric Association
Source
White Cloud Journal of American Indian/Alaska Native Mental Health. 1978;1(1):11-12
Date
Summer-1978
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Canadian Psychiatric Association
Identity
Natives
Non-Natives
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Seniors and Native seniors in Canada: Health and well-being

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Pages 518-525 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Publication Type
Article
Date
1994
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Author
McLeod, K.A
Author Affiliation
Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto
Source
Pages 518-525 in G. Pétursdóttir et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 93. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Reykjavík, Iceland, June 20-25, 1993. Arctic Medical Research. 1994;53(Suppl.2)
Date
1994
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Keywords
Canada
Canadians
First Nations
Health care
Housing
Inuit
Métis
Native households
Non-Native households
Policy
Population
Seniors
Abstract
In this paper I shall explore the increasing attention that has been paid to the rights and well-being of seniors. I shall take particular note of the roles and status of First Nations seniors, especially in relation to health.
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Special premedical studies program - students' perspective.

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Pages 327-329 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1988
Native and non-Native program staff would greatly benefit the morale of our students, present and future. But, even with this suggestion, we do not wish to take any credit away from the existing administration and staff who conscientiously perform their respective duties. We need to believe in our
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Author
Bartlett, J.
Cook, C.
Cox, M.
Author Affiliation
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Source
Pages 327-329 in H. Linderholm et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 87. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Umeå, Sweden, 1987. Arctic Medical Research. 1988;47 Supp 1.
Date
1988
Language
English
Geographic Location
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Academic inadequacies
Assertiveness training
Counseling services
Cultural differences
Isolation
Native program staff
Non-Native program staff
Pressure to succeed
Special Premedical Studies Program
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