Positive youth development: Using strengths to address alcohol abuse and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth

Date: 2015
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)


Type:  Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
Author:  Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This information brief introduces prevention practitioners to the positive youth development framework as an effective approach to preventing alcohol abuse and suicide among Native youth. Prevention practitioners working in Indian Country can use this resource to inform their prevention planning and guide their selection of effective prevention interventions.

Populations:  Young Adults Ages 18 to 25 Years, Youth, American Indians and Alaska Natives
Settings:  Family Members and Caregivers
About Suicide:  Substance Abuse, Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors
Planning and Implementing:  Cultural Competence