Empowering Din é Youth and Reducing Alcohol Abuse Through Hozho and K’e. BY: DENYSE HERDER. GRANT OPPORTUNITY: PAR-11-346 Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American Populations (RO1). Research Project Grant Community Based Research
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BY: DENYSE HERDER
Reduction of high risk drinking, alcohol misuse, promotion of moderate drinking, youth refrainment from drinking at early age, prevention of alcohol use among pregnant women
Maryellen Connell Grants Management Branch National Institute on Drug Abuse 6001 Executive Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20892-9560 Telephone: (301) 774.-3803 Email: [email protected]
Reduce morbidity & mortality in Native American communities!
There is potential in the cultures of indigenous peoples to heal their communities. Our youth are the future, they are leaders in the making. Within Native culture exists protective factors for youth against risky behaviors.
Children are sacred,
they are the future
How is K’é applicable to enhancing community health?
How does alcohol cause barriers to living one’s life in balance & beauty?
Emphasize alcohol education, community support of youth, importance of community, awareness of negative implications of alcohol misuse & Navajo cultural components to make material relevant to Navajo community wellness
Competence, Confidence, Connection, Character, Contribution- Positive Youth Development
Cultural participation by youth
Strengthening of family bonds & communication
Collaboration with community knowledge holders
Enhancement of Leupp community health
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