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Children's Health

Cancer

Cancer in Native American Children - Journal Citations from PubMed/MEDLINE

National Library of Medicine

Abuse/Neglect

Perceptions of Methamphetamine Use In Three Western Tribal Communities: Implications For Child Abuse In Indian Country

Tribal Law and Policy Institute

(PDF, 817 KB)

Dental and Oral Health

Fact Sheet - Native American Child Oral Health

Childrens Dental Health Project

(PDF, 163 KB)

Diabetes

Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

The Diabetes Education in Tribal Schools program provides curriculumn research and evaluation resources. The "Health Is Life in Balance" curriculum has been designed to increase American Indian and Alaska Native students understanding of health, diabetes, and maintaining life in balance; to increase their understanding and application of scientific and community knowledge; and to increase interest in science and health professions among American Indian and Alaska Native youth. 

How is Diabetes Treated in Children

Food and Drug Administration

Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Children, With Special Emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native Children

American Academy of Pediatrics

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

FAS in Native American Communities

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Community Resource Center

Native Americans and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Journal citations from MEDLINE/PubMed

National Library of Medicine

For Kids

A Plate Full of Color

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Introduces Miss Rabbit and the boys' friends, Little Hummingbird and Simon. Miss Rabbit teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods. Eagle Book Series animated feature [8:10 minutes] 

Eagle Books

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

How Mother Bear Taught the Children About Lead

Healthy Environments for Children Initiative for the Penobscot Indian Nation

(PDF, 3.41 MB)

Knees Lifted High

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Rain That Dances introduces Thunder Cloud, his best friend, to Mr. Eagle who encourages the boys to be physically active every day. Eagle Book Series animated feature [7:36 minutes] 

Through the Eyes of the Eagle

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Introduces the characters of Mr. Eagle and Rain That Dances, the American Indian boy he befriends. Mr. Eagle reminds the young boy of the healthy ways and wisdom of his elders. Eagle Book Series animated feature [6:36 minutes] 

Tricky Treats

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Introduces the character of Coyote, a trickster, and shows children the difference between healthy snacks and sweet treats. Eagle Book Series animated feature [10:50 minutes] 

Insurance

Insure Kids Now!

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mental Health

Indian Country Child Trauma Center

The Indian County Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) was established to develop trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for Native American children and their families.

Organizations and Programs

ACF Tribal and Native American Resources

Administration for Children and Families, DHHS

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA)

Native American Children's Alliance

Ride Safe - Child Passenger Safety Program

Indian Health Service, HHS

Safe Native American Passengers - Training for Transporting Children

Indian Health Service, HHS

The Sleep Safe Fire Safety Program - Mobilizing Communities in Fire Safety

Indian Health Service, HHS

Parenting

Family Spirit Program Overview

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Family Spirit Program is an evidence-based and culturally tailored home visiting intervention delivered by Native American paraprofessionals as a core strategy to support young, vulnerable Native parents from pregnancy to 3 years post-partum. 

Research and Education Tools

American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Health, Development, and Education Assessment Research

ERIC Development Team

(PDF, 33 KB)

Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH)

American Academy of Pediatrics

Committee on Native American Child Health and Committee on Community Health Services: "Ethical Considerations in Research with Socially Identifiable Populations."

American Academy of Pediatrics

Substance Abuse

Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use Problems in American Indian Youth: Multiple and Interactive Determinants, and Their Implications

Washington University, St. Louis

(PDF, 190 KB) 

Ethnic Pride, Biculturalism, and Drug Use Norms of Urban American Indian Adolescents

School of Sociology, and School of Social Work, Arizona State University

This study examines how strength of ethnic identity, multiethnic identity, and other indicators of biculturalism relate to the drug use norms of urban American Indian middle school students. These results have implications for better understanding and strengthening the protective aspects of American Indian culture in drug prevention efforts. (PDF, 216 KB)

Youth Regional Treatment Centers in Indian Country

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS

Experts from the Youth Regional Treatment Centers will cover services provided to American Indian and Alaska Native youth, success stories, challenges encountered, and recommended solutions. This is video is 58 minutes long.

(This video requires the use of the RealPlayer, which can be downloaded from RealPlayer's Web site at no charge.)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Healthy Native Babies Project Workbook Packet

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

This packet, which includes the Healthy Native Babies Project Workbook, Healthy Actions for Native Babies Handout, Toolkit disk, and Tooklit User Guide, describes ways to reduce the risk for SIDS among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) babies. (PDF, 3.6 MB) 

Honor the Past, Learn for the Future: Reduce the Risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

This single sheet lists ways to reduce the risk for SIDS among American Indian/Alaska Native babies. (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

This brochure focuses on risk factors common among American Indian/Alaska Native communities and explains ways parents and caregivers can reduce the risks of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death and provide a safe sleep environment for infants. (PDF, 463 KB)

Teen Health

Dare to Make a Choice

National Library of Medicine

After a dangerous event, Travis moves from urban Minneapolis to the rural Fond du Lac Indian reservation in northeastern Minnesota and positively changes his life.

This digital story was produced at Fond Du Lac Human Services, with assistance from nDigiDreams, LLC, and sponsorship from the American Indian Health User Group and the Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine.

        Transcript (PDF, 10 KB)

Teen Pregnancy

Native Teen Voices: Feelings about sex, pregnancy, and parenting

University of Minnesota

Teen Pregnancy

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vaccinations

American Indians, Alaska Natives, and the Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

Vaccination Coverage of American Indian/Alaska Native Children 1998-2000

American Journal of Public Health

Vaccination Coverage of American Indian/Alaska Native Children 2000-2001

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DHHS

General Health Information on Children's Health

Children and Teenagers in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Children's Page in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Pregnancy and Substance Abuse in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Smoking and Youth in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine

Underage Drinking in MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine