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Training American Indian and Alaska Native Social Workers for Indian Country

There is a critical need for Native-focused training in social work.

Written by the former and current directors of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies in the Brown School at Washington University, and by one of the center’s affiliates, this article describes the ways in which the center has met the challenge of recruiting and training American Indian and Alaska Native social workers. The work concludes with recommendations for effective recruitment, and retention of students from Native communities.

Citation

Tovar, M., Thompson, K., & Billiot, S. (2020). Training American Indian and Alaska Native social workers for Indian country. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 17(1), 75–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/26408066.2019.1629557