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Daughters of Tradition I: A Prevention Education Program for 8-12 year old Native American Girls

Strengthening Families Program

Daughters of Tradition I is a prevention education program based on the Strengthening Families Program that provides adults who work with teens and pre-teens the traditional knowledge to prepare daughters to become healthy teens.


Don Coyhis, Program Director

6145 Lehman Dr. Suite 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 548-1000

Tribally adapted
  • Child
  • Community
  • Family
  • Tribe
  • Child temperament or behavior
  • Exposure to stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Mental health problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Access to health and social services
  • Build trust and confidence in community
  • Community support when faced with challenges
  • Develop a mindset based upon respect that provides a foundation for living
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Recognize healthy behavior and learn how to avoid unsafe situations
  • Self-efficacy
  • Using culture to guide their life
  • Community involvement/participation/contribution
  • Connecting with cultural resources
  • Connection to land, access to cultural sites
  • Cultural teachings
  • Ethnic pride/self-esteem
  • Focus/determination
  • Happiness
  • Healthy lifestyles/activities
  • Hope/looking forward/optimism
  • Life cycle events/traditional activities/practices
  • Personal capacities
  • Spiritual values/well-being
  • Wairua (spirit)