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The Power of Stories: Enriching Program Research & Reporting

Published: April 21, 2016
Abuse, Neglect, Adoption & Foster Care, Child Care, Cross Cutting, Early Head Start, Youth Services, Head Start, Home Visiting, Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment, Strengthening Families, Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
Study of Coordination of Tribal TANF and Child Welfare Services Grants, 2011-2016 | Learn more about this project

Historically, tribal communities have used storytelling to share language, traditions, and beliefs from one generation to another. Tribal social service programs and other human service programs can build on this rich tradition by using stories within a qualitative research framework. This report explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in tribal communities.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019