The following is a list of useful documents that can be referenced when working with Native populations:
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES
Publication Date: February 2019
Developed by SAMHSA, TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. The TIP also helps administrators, program managers, and clinical supervisors foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures.
CULTURECARD - A GUIDE TO BUILD CULTURAL AWARENESS: AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE
Publication Date: January 2009
Developed by SAMHSA, this guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT WITH PERSONS & COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Publication date: 2016
Published by Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI), this monograph on testing and assessment among racial/ethnic minorities is the fourth in a series of monographs to address diversity issues pertaining to core activities undertaken by psychologists in service of the major racial/ethnic minority populations in the United States.