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Relationship Building for a Healthy Future: Indigenous Youth Pathways for Resiliency and Recovery

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dc.contributor.author Haring, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Freeman, B.
dc.contributor.author Guiffrida, A.L.
dc.contributor.author Dennis, M.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-10T21:14:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-10T21:14:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Haring, R. C., Freeman, B., Guiffrida, A. L., & Dennis, M. L. (2012) Relationship Building for a Healthy Future: Indigenous Youth Pathways for Resiliency and Recovery. Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 1(1).
dc.identifier.issn 2164-9170
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/21975
dc.description.abstract This study investigated why Indigenous youth (Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, American Indians, First Nations, and Alaska Natives) decided to abstain from substance abuse behaviors. The authors used both qualitative methods (grounded theory) and quantitative methods (exploratory factor analysis) to develop a story line of the rationale participants used to abstain from substance abuse behaviors and to provide a voice from participants to enhance future Indigenous-relevant curriculum and social work related intervention development. This project was based on the guiding principles set forth by a tribally relevant research code. Aggregate data from Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) intakes were used. Results included the importance of maintaining relationships as a driving factor in the quit process. Youths also stated that maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having strong self-will not being an addict were resiliency factors in the path to recovery. Finally, Indigenous youth used their perceptions of future planning (school and career) and past experiences with the legal system as a means of support. The developing theory, grounded in the perceptions and experiences of the Indigenous youth involved, was given the name relationship building for a healthy future and better life control.
dc.format.extent 17 pages
dc.publisher Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.subject Native Hawaiian, Native American, American Indian, substance abuse, reasons for quitting, recovery, adolescents, young adults, mixed methods, resiliency
dc.subject.lcsh Indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
dc.subject.lcsh Social work with indigenous peoples--Periodicals.
dc.title Relationship Building for a Healthy Future: Indigenous Youth Pathways for Resiliency and Recovery
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: JISD Volume 01, Issue 01 [Journal of Indigenous Social Development]


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