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Family wellness warriors.

This article discusses the development and implementation of a culturally relevant resiliency model to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness needs of adults who have experienced harm. Common diseases in adulthood have been linked to abuse in childhood. To end abuse and improve health in Alaska, Alaska Native people are forming partnerships with health care organizations, government agencies, social service providers, and faith communities to disseminate Family Wellness Warriors Initiative strategies. Nearly 3000 people have participated in Family Wellness Warriors Initiative trainings. Through this healing work, families and communities are working together to change health disparities and restore hope. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

Gottlieb, Katherine; Outten, Bobbi
Family & Community Health: The Journal of Health Promotion & Maintenance
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Journal Article
Mental Health; Physical Health; Spirituality; Family; Health Behavior; Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Tribal Creation