Focuses on the challenges of conducting research in Native American communities and provides a multi-step model for developing, implementing, and evaluating drug abuse prevention programs in partnership with Native American communities. Key steps in the model include building collaborative relationships with community members, developing interventions to fit local culture and norms, training indigenous staff to implement the program(s), and obtaining on-going feedback from participants using both qualitative and quantitative methods. An illustrative case study described here, the Native American Prevention Project Against AIDS and Substance Abuse, serves to show how integrating cultural and community input into the project can lead to empowerment of community members and successful program outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Baldwin, Julie A.
Drugs & Society
American Indians; Communities; Culture (Anthropological); Drug Abuse Prevention; Experimentation; Cooperation; Methodology; Models; Program Development; Program Evaluation
Promising, Not Adapted