Supporting the Development of Young Children in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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The purpose of this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) policy statement is to support early childhood programs and tribal communities by providing recommendations that promote the early development of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children, prenatal to age eight, who have been exposed to alcohol or substances during pregnancy, or who are affected by parent or caregiver substance misuse during early childhood.

Related Topics

  • Cultural Competency/Adaptations
  • Behavioral Health
  • Child Welfare
  • Children 0-5
  • Children 6-19
  • Medical Care
  • Policy