Turtle Island: Working with Indigenous Grandparents and their Grandchildren in Group Counseling
Turtle Island is a culturally grounded psycho-educational group program for Indigenous early adolescents and their grandparents. It is designed to increase the inter-personal connection between Indigenous grandparents and grandchildren, facilitate the transmission of tribal/cultural values to future generations, improve a historically significant support system for Indigenous youth, and enhance greater awareness and feelings of connections with Nature. The authors present activities and processes to support clinicians and their consideration for working with Indigenous clients. All phases of implementation, from participant and facilitator recruitment to the concluding honoring feast, as well as group activities, process questions, and accompanying projects, are described in detail.
Brown, Cian L.; Fernando, Delini; and Robbins, Rockey
"Turtle Island: Working with Indigenous Grandparents and their Grandchildren in Group Counseling,"
Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 10:
2022, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol10/iss2022/11