The Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide project, developed by Dr. Lisa Wexler at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Dr. Kirk Dombrowski here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was recently featured in the Alaska Dispatch News.
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Dr. Whitbeck and the REACH team will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read the full story on UNL
Dr. Roberto Abadie has published a new paper with his colleague Kathleen Heaney in Dialectical Anthropology titled "We can wipe an entire culture": Fears and Promises of DNA Biobanking among Native Americans. Read the full paper here.
This paper explores Native American perceptions on DNA biobanking.
Dane Hautala, PhD student, was featured on the UNL Newsroom publication "UNL Today" for his recent study on risk factors for gang involvement among Native American young people.
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The journal article “Prospective Childhood Risk Factors for Gang Involvement among North American Indigenous Adolescents” has been accepted for publication at Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. The article analyzes data from the Healing Pathways project and was written by Dane Hautala, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn and Les Whitbeck.
The purpose of the
A few weeks ago Patrick Habecker traveled to northern Alaska to begin working on the Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide project in the field. The grant was developed by Dr. Lisa Wexler at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Dr. Kirk
July 2014-April 2017. “Developing Effective Proximal Care to Prevent Rural Alaska Native Youth Suicide”
Kirk Dombrowski and Lisa Wexler, Principal Investigators (in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, $706,603).
The rate of suicide for rural, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth represents a significant health disparity. AI/AN suicide
A Novel Formalization of Peer Influence Incorporating Both Self- and Alter-Directed Sentiment and Disposition
Kirk Dombrowski (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Bilal Khan (City University of New York)
Peer influence has received considerable attention from social network analysis, and more broadly. The availability of topologies that go beyond ego networks
The article, "Mental and substance use disorders from early adolescence to young adulthood among indigenous young people: final diagnostic results from an 8-year panel study", was recently published online first at Social Psychiatry and Epidemiology. Les Whitbeck, Kelley Sittner Hartshorn, Devan Crawford, Melissa Walls, Kari
Culture Politics: The Story of Native Land Claims in Alaska
This book traces the history of indigenous land claims in Southeast Alaska. Based on three years of residence and over two decades of research and writing, Culture Politics lays out how Native land claims in Alaska