Honoring children, mending the circle: cultural adaptation of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native children
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Culture-Sensitive Evidence-Based Practices
Volume 66, Issue 8, pages 847–856, August 2010
How to Cite
BigFoot, D. S. and Schmidt, S. R. (2010), Honoring children, mending the circle: cultural adaptation of trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for American Indian and Alaska Native children. J. Clin. Psychol., 66: 847–856. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20707
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 14 JUN 2010
- American Indian;
- Alaska Native;
- child trauma;
- cultural sensitive;
- evidence-based practices
American Indians and Alaska Natives are vulnerable populations with significant levels of trauma exposure. The Indian Country Child Trauma Center developed an American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adaptation of the evidence-based child trauma treatment, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy. Honoring Children, Mending the Circle (HC-MC) guides the therapeutic process through a blending of AI/AN traditional teachings with cognitive-behavioral methods. The authors introduced the HC-MC treatment and illustrated its therapeutic tools by way of a case illustration. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 66:1–10, 2010.