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Honoring children, making relatives: the cultural translation of parent-child interaction therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native families.

The Indian Country Child Trauma Center, as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, designed a series of American Indian and Alaska Native transformations of evidence-based treatment models. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) was culturally adapted/translated to provide an effective treatment model for parents who have difficulty with appropriate parenting skills or for their children who have problematic behavior. The model, Honoring Children-Making Relatives, embeds the basic tenets and procedures of PCIT in a framework that supports American Indian and Alaska Native traditional beliefs and parenting practices that regard children as being the center of the Circle. This article provides an overview of the Honoring Children-Making Relatives model, reviews cultural considerations incorporated into ICCTC's model transformation process, and discusses specific applications for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy within the model.

Bigfoot DS; Funderburk BW
Journal Of Psychoactive Drugs
Taylor & Francis
Journal Article
Alaska; Child Behavior Disorders therapy; Family psychology; Indians, North American psychology; Parent-Child Relations; Parenting psychology; Alaska ethnology; Child; Child Behavior Disorders ethnology; Child Behavior Disorders psychology; Humans; Indians, North American ethnology; Parenting ethnology; Child: 6-12 years; All Child: 0-18 years
Tribal Adaptation
  • Family/Parental
  • Individual/Child
  • Child
  • Family
child temperament or behavior