Sunday, January 23, 2011


Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, Iowa, Jan 25, 2011

Powerpoint presentation went well, over fifty people attended it was a full house.  Real good publicity it was picked up by Sioux City Journal and the Winnebago Tribe's website which has a nation wide audience

I keep getting positive feedback from students and others who attended, that makes me feel good.

This is a follow up to the October 22 Focus Group Meeting held at Briar Cliff University with representatives of the five tri-state Tribes (Omaha, Ponca, Santee Sioux, Winnebago, and Yankton Sioux); public child welfare agencies; private child welfare agencies; social work students; and social work faculty. This meeting is designed to develop a plan of action for producing recommendations for improved and new curriculum content and process for the development of Native foster homes.

The goal of the workgroup is to give feedback relative to Native American foster home preparation and selection processes, as well as recommendations for a hybrid preparation and selection program solely for prospective Native American foster families. The workgroup will present a report for this group on Monday, May 2, 2:30 – 4:30. (SAVE THE DATE!)