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Preventing Child Maltreatment in the U.S.: American Indian and Alaska Native Perspectives
by Royleen J Ross, Julii M Green and Milton A Fuentes
Rutgers University Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-9788-2112-5 | Cloth: 978-1-9788-2111-8 | Paper: 978-1-9788-2110-1
Library of Congress Classification HV6626.52.R673 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.760973


This book is part of a concentrated series of books that examines child maltreatment across minoritized, cultural groups.Specifically, this volume addresses American Indian and Alaska Native populations. However, in an effort to contextualize the experiences of 574 federally recognized tribes and 50+ state recognized tribes, as well as villages, the authors focus on populations within rural and remote regions and discuss the experiences of some tribal communities throughout US history. It should be noted that established research has primarily drawn attention to the pervasive problems impacting Indigenous individuals, families, and communities. Aligned with an attempt to adhere to a decolonizing praxis, the authors share information in a strength-based framework for the Indigenous communities discussed within the text. The authors review federally funded programs (prevention, intervention, and treatment) that have been adapted for tribal communities (e.g., Safecare) and include cultural teachings that address child maltreatment. The intention of this book is to inform researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and advocates about the current state of child maltreatment from an Indigenous perspective.

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