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Social Development Resources

Published: May 21, 2012
Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS)
Applicant Resources, Grantee Resources
Informational Sheet, Website
Child Welfare, Community Development, Disability, Health, Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention

Photo of Native American Advocacy Program ANA project staff in front of a traditional structure in South DakotaOrganized by issue area, the websites featured in this document provide resources relevant to social development.

Child Welfare and Youth Resources

The National Indian Child Welfare Association

NICWA works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families.

Study: Impulsiveness and the Risk of Suicide Attempts—Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior

 A recent study found that one aspect of impulsivity, urgency, was associated with a higher risk of both suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. However, only a lack of premeditation (another aspect of impulsiveness) distinguished young people who reported that they had suffered suicidal ideation and had attempted suicide from young people who reported ideation, but had not attempted suicide.

Substance Abuse Resources

Office of Drug Control Policy

 The Office of Drug Control Policy is a repository of resources addressing the challenges faced by children and families affected by drug abuse and highlights work performed across the country that addresses these issues.

Health Resources

National Library of Medicine American Indian Health

This resource highlights issues that affect the health and well-being of Native Americans.

Let’s Move!

 Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

Disability Resources

University of Wisconsin Native American Disability Resources

This resource provides a list of websites for associations and organizations that provide services to or information for Native Americans with disabilities.

Community Development Resources

USDA Native American Community Development Resources

This site contains links to Native American organizations, planning tools, case studies, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts, statistical data and online publications relevant to community development.