United Indian Health Services, Inc.
Settings: Community Service Centers
Project Overview: United Indian Health Services, Inc. (UIHS) will implement its comprehensive and culturally appropriate Keet-kah 'Ne Chyue (Strong Family) program. The program will use the Family Pregnancy and Parenting curriculum, with group parenting classes and home visits, to improve outcomes for expecting or parenting American Indian teens, mothers, fathers, and their families. UIHS’s goals include meeting the prenatal, postpartum, and parenting needs of all expectant and parenting American Indians with children ages zero to five in California’s Humboldt and Del Norte counties, and identifying and connecting the target population to community resources, including those for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking. Through these efforts, the Keet-kah 'Ne Chyue program aims to: increase parenting knowledge, involvement, and self-efficacy; improve home safety; lower parental stress and substance use; decrease maternal emotional and behavioral problems and maternal depression; lower emotional and behavioral problems of children under age five; and reduce the risk of children’s future substance use.