Positive Indian Parenting (PIP)

Note: The PIP program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

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About This Program

Target Population: American Indian and Alaska Native parents

Program Overview

Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) is an 8- to 10-week curriculum that is designed to provide practical and culturally specific training for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents. Parents are assisted in exploring the values and attitudes expressed in traditional AI/AN child-rearing practices and applying them to modern parenting.

The curriculum is composed of eight sessions which draw on the strengths of traditional Indian parenting practices including:

  • Traditional parenting
  • Lessons of the storyteller
  • Lessons of the cradleboard
  • Harmony in child rearing
  • Traditional behavior management
  • Lessons of Mother Nature
  • Praise in traditional parenting
  • Choices in parenting

In addition, the historic impact of boarding schools, intergenerational trauma and grief, and forced assimilation of parenting are addressed. PIP aims to empower Indian families to reclaim their right to their heritage to be positive parents.

Logic Model

The program representative did not provide information about a Logic Model for Positive Indian Parenting (PIP).

Manuals and Training

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to deliver this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Positive Indian Parenting (PIP).

Additional References

No reference materials are currently available for Positive Indian Parenting (PIP).

Contact Information

Agency/Affiliation: The National Indian Child Welfare Association
Website: www.nicwa.org/about-pip
Phone: (503) 222-4044

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: April 2023

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2023

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: August 2023