Year: 2010 Source: Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, v.27, no.4, (August 2010), p.283-290 SIEC No: 20100842

This literature review examines the demographics of American Indian adolescents who attempt suicide, along with the effects it has on the entire family/community. Various programs used to address individuals, while correlating them to specific use within the American Indian population, are described. The authors look at the effectiveness of the Adolescent Suicide Prevention Project, American Indian Life Skills Development Curriculum, & Zuni Life Skills Development, along with the drawbacks associated with the implementation of each. The importance of incorporating culturally specific programs & addressing the issue at a community level is emphasized. (13 refs.) JA