Year: 2006 Source: Journal of Transcultural Nursing, v.17, no.1, (January 2006), p.5-12 SIEC No: 20070129

Data were collected from focus groups with 40 American Indian parents & from individual interviews with 9 American Indian elders. The major task participants addressed was holding the family together & healing intergenerational pains. Topics parents discussed were holding onto cultural values, holding the family together, getting through school, & getting a job. These findings substantiate previous research & provide useful information for the design of culturally appropriate family or community-based interventions to prevent American Indian youth suicide. (41 refs.)