Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


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.


SC 11.MSW.1995.Burger.RA