Sexually and Physically Abused Native Youth: Intricacies of Service Delivery
One of the major hurdles to clinicians working in isolated Indian reserves is the lack of available resources. This presentation aims to provide helpful information to therapists working in these situations, including: 1) recognizing the limitations of the setting, e.g. ethnic & language barriers, & the necessity of doing non-therapeutic tasks; & 2) being aware of the culture’s characteristics, e.g. knowing who to go to for help – often the elders, medicine men or women, or the chief.