- The role and efficacy of native paraprofessional home visitors in reducing behavioral health disparities in indigenous populations
- Award date
- 3 October 2013
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
This doctoral dissertation examines a paraprofessional approach to promoting behavioral health among indigenous populations specifically within American Indian communities in rural reservation lands in the United States (US). It reports on a series of three randomized controlled trials of a home-visiting intervention, called "Family Spirit," administered by indigenous paraprofessionals to American Indian teen mothers to prevent maternal and child behavioral health problems. It includes a discussion of the intervention’s underlying theoretical model; the evaluation methods and findings; the theoretical and clinical relevance of the results; and recommendations for future research and intervention approaches.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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