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Supporting the Development of Young Children in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Who Are Affected by Alcohol and Substance Exposure

Description
Policy statement providing recommendations that promote the early development of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children who have been exposed to alcohol and substance abuse during pregnancy or early childhood. Discusses best practices and reviews promising strategies that tribal early childhood programs can use to support children's development and wellness. Also points out health disparities that exist between tribes and the general U.S. population, and uses case studies to show where success has been achieved in reducing the destructive effects of substance abuse.
Date
12/2016
Type
Document
Organization
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Child welfare · Children and youth · Health disparities · Substance abuse · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention