Stay tuned for evaluation results of the SPIRIT Program.


This is what te SPIRIT Incredible Years Program cinsisted of:


The SPIRIT Project is a community-research collaboration whose purpose is to support American Indian families in raising happy, healthy children and preventing adolescent drug and alcohol use.

This mission of this collaboration is to conduct research that promotes the health of American Indian children and families and to make its research findings available to families, communities, and professionals.

Participation involes:

A 9-week American Indian child cultural group featuring:

  • American Indian stories & crafts
  • Transportation & refreshments provided
  • Parenting support & family strengthening activities

Purpose of the Study

  • To learn more about interventions that work to strengthen American Indian children and families
  • To learn more about ways to increases satisfaction with health programs in the American Indian Community

The project’s focus is on nurturing children’s cultural pride, reading readiness, independence, and respect for self and others.

Participating families will complete a pre-assessment, a post-assessment, and a six-month follow-up assessment.

Families will be paid for their assessment time.

To participate in the project children must:

  • Be between 4-8 years of age
  • Be of American Indian ancestry
  • Live with at least one parent or long-term guardian

For More Information, please contact the SPIRIT Staff