First Kids 1st Data Resource Book: Helping Native Youth Thrive Through Research and Data

Jun 01, 2019
  • Description

The First Kids 1st team believes that the solutions and systems of support for Native youth to thrive reside in four main areas: Healthy Lifestyles; Successful Students; Supportive Environments; and Vibrant Communities.The four areas in the First Kids 1st Data Indicator Framework align with socio-ecological  models that encourage efforts and interventions to focus on individual, social, and environmental factors. Examples of these factors include individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, and public policy factors to promote change in individuals (McLeroy, 1988). While the impacts of these areas all interact with each other, the First Kids 1 st team chose these four areas to help define some clear areas for intervention to help Native youth thrive.