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Suicide and Aboriginal Youth: Cultural Considerations in Understanding Positive Youth Development

2010

Suicide and Aboriginal Youth: Cultural Considerations in Understanding Positive Youth Development

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The importance of positive youth development cannot be overstated. We strive to foster healthy mental/emotional, social, spiritual and physical development in our children. Alarmingly high Aboriginal youth suicide rates in some areas call for an increased understanding of how protective factors and risk-taking behaviours influence youth development. This may help us develop strategies to increase positive outcomes for Aboriginal youth. This paper will provide an overview of the impact of loss of cultural continuity and identity on positive youth development.

Howard, Cynthia. “Suicide and Aboriginal youth: Cultural considerations in understanding positive youth development.” (2010). Native Social Work Journal, 7, 163-180.

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