Volume 27

American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research

Journal cover for Volume 27, Issue 1

In the new issue, authors explore an interesting range of topics related to AI/AN health across the lifespan, including: 

  • An evaluation of an after-school prevention program for AI youth, with a focus on the importance of partner-researcher collaboration
  • An evaluation of community awareness of an underage drinking prevention campaign on rural California Indian reservations
  • An assessment of the risk and protective factors that influence AI/AN youth graduation expectations
  • Interviews with AI/AN people who inject drugs to better understand barriers and challenges to seeking care
  • The validation of the Cultural Connectedness Scale--California and measuring culture as a social determinant of mental health

A Community-Based Evaluation of a Culturally Grounded, American Indian After-School Prevention Program: The Value of Practitioner-Researcher Collaboration, 1-20

Brooke de Heer, PhD, Jade K. Heffern, MA, Julianna S. Cheney, MS, Aaron Secakuku, BA, and Julie Baldwin, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2701.2020.1


Community Awareness of Outreach Efforts to Reduce Underage Drinking on California Indian Reservations, 21-41

Cindy L. Ehlers, PhD, Jennifer R. Geisler, RN, Juan A. Luna, MA, David A. Gilder, MD, Daniel Calac, MD, Juliet P. Lee, PhD, and Roland S. Moore, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2701.2020.21


Understanding Risk and Protective Factors Influencing Urban American Indian /Alaska Native Youth Graduation Expectations, 42-63

Sofia Locklear, PhD Candidate, Collette Harris, MD, MS, Alyssa Yang, MPH, Kelsey Liu, MPH, Eliza Ramsey, BA, Tyler Adamson, BS, Adrian Dominguez, MS, and Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA

doi: 10.5820/aian.2701.2020.42


Interviews with American Indian and Alaska Native People Who Inject Drugs, 64-85

Jessica Leston, DrPH, Carolyn Crisp, MPH, Murilynn Crystal Lee, PhD, and Elizabeth Rink, PhD

doi: 10.5820/aian.2701.2020.64


The Culture is Prevention Project: Measuring Culture As a Social Determinant of Mental Health for Native/Indigenous Peoples, 86-111

Paul Masotti, PhD, John Dennem, MA, CADC-II, Shir Hadani, MSc, Karina Banuelos, MA, Janet King, MSW, Janice Linton, MLS, Bonnie Lockhart, ASW, and Chirag Patel

doi: 10.5820/aian.2701.2020.86