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Kelengakutelleghpat: An Arctic community-based approach to trauma.

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this paper is an outgrowth of an Alaska Native health-care program that has now become a model for health care delivery systems from rural and inner-city America to the frontiers of developing nations / details the story of an Arctic Alaska Native community / reframes the traditional white western perception of treatment—both physical and mental / offers us a window into a world where entire communities can come together to address issues of trauma / describes lessons learned while developing a program of support for these village-based clinicians / in the face of overwhelming primary and secondary traumatic stress, a critical incident stress management program was revised to emphasize collaboration and traditional Native values Community Health Aide program / Norton Sound Health Corporation's program / an on-going problem / the need for a critical incident stress management [CISM] program / the development of a local program in CISM / why the program did not work / cultural and historical trauma / contemporary traumas / the risk of traumatic-impairment / Kelengakutelleghpat [watching out for each other] (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
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