Treatment for Native American youths begins with building trust


It's easy to swoop past the fenced facility on tree-lined Clackamas River Road as the pavement bends and curves along the winding river. But advocates hope it will be harder to miss the import of what Cedar Bough does for Native American youths in Oregon, and beyond. Cedar Bough, a residential center run by ChristieCare that treats mentally ill Native American and Native Alaskan youths, opened a year ago on the site of a former operator that was shut down by the state.