221.665.11 EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES
Examines a constellation of economic, social, historical and cultural challenges to American Indian families that potentially compromise optimal early child development. Reviews opportunities for tribal grantees to assess needs and develop early childhood intervention strategies funded through the Affordable Health Care Act. Explores methods and theoretical approaches to early childhood development and intervention research in tribal contexts. Considers optimal systems of early childhood care in low resource settings. Examines unique aspects of tribal research and culture, emphasizing the importance of community-based and community-engaged approaches.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss early childhood programs, intervention research, and community/cultural considerations related to family and school-based approaches to promoting early childhood development in tribal settings
List basic concepts of research study design, implementation, and analysis within tribal contexts
Identify a research question relevant to early childhood development in tribal communities and suggest appropriate research methodologies to answer that question
Use research to inform early childhood program, practice, and intervention improvement