Reflections on the Relevance of "Self-Regulation" for Native Communities
This issue brief explores American Indian Alaskan Native (AIAN) perspectives on "self-regulation," a key concept in the emerging social and emotional learning field. The article suggests a more holisitic definition of self-regulation, recognizing that in AIAN communities individual existence is understood as inseparable from family and community. Included are "snap shots" of self-regulation skills and lessons learned at various developmental ages. This resource supports resilience and is relevant to all races. See also related briefs on self-regulation in elementary-aged children (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/self-regulation-snap-shot-3-a-focus-on-elementary-aged-children) and middle-school-aged youth (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/self-regulation-snap-shot-4-a-focus-on-middle-school-aged-youth).