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This fact sheet notes elder abuse in Indian Country, emphasizes prevention by health care professionals, presents links to elder abuse assessment instrument, and offers guidance on understanding abuse in the contexts of the culture of older persons.
Authors: National Indian Council on Aging and the University of New Mexico Geriatric Education
This resource explores ways to serve families who have experienced intimate partner violence and where children are visiting or being exchanged between the abused and abusive parent, with a specific focus on cultural considerations relating to Native Americans.
This "Facts & Stats Collection" paper highlights specific issues and distinguishing dynamics that confront different women of color, including African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American/Alaskan Indian women.
The article provides a discussion about domestic violence in American Indian societies through an examination of cultural principles and world view, legislation and tribal codes, and service provision and protection in indigenous nations.
Authors: Gloria Valencia-Weber and Christine P. Zuni
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