Tribal Marital Systems. Research Brief.

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Page Count
8
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Brown, Sidney Stone.
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Brief
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
There are 4.3 million Native Americans in the United States. They represent 562 different tribes and speak 292 different languages. Yet, they make up only 1.5% of the total U.S. population and are the second smallest ethnic group in the U.S. This Research Brief is designed to offer an overview of the health and socioeconomic status of Native Americans, to describe varying definitions of family across tribes, and to discuss various aspects of historical trauma and how this trauma has affected the overall well-being of most tribes and their family systems. Finally, this brief will discuss what marriage educators and/or family preservation program providers should keep in mind when serving the Native American population. (Author abstract modified)

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