Year: 1982 Source: Journal of Preventive Psychiatry, v.1, no.3, (1982), p.319-330 SIEC No: 19860013

The Native-American child’s achievement of developmental tasks may be seriously interfered with by the depression & alcoholism of the nuturing adults. Conflict between Anglo & Native cultures makes intervention difficult, but constructive changes can be made by teaching problem-solving approaches early in the learning process. Involvement of adolescents in learning about child development & teaching Native paraprofessionals techniques of early intervention can have positive effects.