Wounded Spirits, Ailing Hearts: PTSD and Legacy of War among American Indian & Alaska Native American Veterans   [open pdf - 3MB]

Published by the national Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), this training manual focuses on PTSD among Native Americans. Included in the document are links to videos related to the manual. From the document: "This manual is to help practitioners understand the unique needs present when dealing with a specific ethnocultural group, in this case, Native Americans. This Training Manual was created to accompany the Wounded Spirits Ailing Hearts videos for health care providers and clinicians, but can be used with or without the accompanying videos. Please use below to access the videos. The online manual provides information on the following topics: (1) Knowledge regarding the impact of PTSD specific to the American Indian and Alaska Native Veteran (2) Cultural approaches and suggestions for treatment (3) A description of Native Americans and Military Service (4) A definition of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, how it is diagnosed, and its impact (5) Information on available services and barriers to care (6) Traditional healing methods information (7) The role of other health and mental health care providers in care A particular goal of this manual is to help teach practitioners to provide culturally competent care and it takes the user through a cultural formulation of a clinical case of PTSD. These ideas can be adopted for use with members of other ethnocultural groups."

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National Center for PTSD: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
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