Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Many American Indian people have either attended a boarding school or were children or grandchildren of people who attended boarding schools. This project addresses the influence of attending boarding schools on American Indian families' lives. The purpose of this project is to develop practice guidelines for social workers to work effectively with American Indian clients who have had a person or multigenerational experience with attending a boarding school. The video, "Ethnically Sensitive Practice with Involuntary Native American Client" is analyzed as a case study. Ecosystems theory and the ethnic sensitive approach to social work practice serve as frameworks for this analysis.
Burger, Renee A., "Effects of the Boarding School Experience on American Indian Families: Practice Guidelines" (1995). Theses and Graduate Projects. 81.