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The Importance of Biological Parent Co-parenting in an American Indian Stepfamily Context

A number of protective factors associated with being American Indian exist; however, research shows that American Indians tend to experience higher rates of depressive symptoms than individuals of other racial or ethnic groups. Although prior research has examined sociocultural predictors of American Indian depression, less is known about the influence of familial functioning. This is particularly true for American Indian ... Read More »

“Water Is Life”: Using Photovoice to Document American Indian Perspectives on Water and Health

Photovoice is a qualitative community-based participatory research method that was first developed to assist rural Chinese women in documenting their everyday health and work conditions. Since its development in the mid-1990s, researchers have used photovoice to engage underserved communities of color who have been wary of research endeavors based on previous adverse experiences. With indigenous groups, photovoice has recently been ... Read More »

Prayer and Faith: Spiritual Coping among American Indian Women Cancer Survivors

Although cancer disparities among American Indian women are alarming, research on spiritual coping among this population is virtually nonexistent. This is particularly problematic, given the importance of medical practitioners’ discussing the topic with cancer patients, along with the centrality of spirituality to many American Indian patients. In a recent issue of the journal Health & Social Work, published by NASW ... Read More »

Correlates of receipt of colorectal cancer screening among American Indians in the northern plains

Research is critical for understanding the needs of clients and expanding the knowledge of social workers in the field. Even the most narrowly-focused studies can add to the growing body of knowledge in social work, and aid future undertakings to serve individuals and society. Social Work Research, a journal published quarterly by NASW Press presents cutting edge research in social ... Read More »