Native Families for Native Children (NF4NC)

NF4NC was a Diligent Recruitment grant from the Children’s Bureau that brought together the four tribes of Nebraska, and the states of Iowa and Nebraska for a first of its kind partnership. Administered through the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, NF4NC was designed to expand upon successful child welfare efforts of States and Tribes. A major focus was building cooperation and collaboration among child welfare partners toward recruitment and retention of Native resource families that supports the traditions, culture and needs of Native American communities. The process created infrastructure, policy, and practices for recruiting, licensing, and retaining Native resource families.

The project revised and field tested a foster parent training curriculum to be culturally responsive and effective for Native people - Trauma-Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence-model Approach to Partnership in Parenting: Native American version (TIPS-MAPP:NA). Native trainers were trained and certified in this curriculum, and can serve as consultants for others outside of Siouxland who are interested in replicating the practices. The grant ended September 2018, but the work continues. 

MERC completed the formative and summative evaluation assessments.

CONTACT

Alian KasabianOPERATIONS DIRECTOR

METHODOLOGY AND EVALUATION RESEARCH CORE FACILITY AT SBSRC

Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School (WHIT) 370D

Lincoln NE 68583-0866