Gathering Presentations

Safety and healing through community and culture

Upper Sioux Community and Yellow Medicine County | 2020 Aboriginal First Nation Signs of Safety Gathering

18 Dec 2020

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Presented by: Kathleen Preuss, Upper Sioux Community Social Services Director and Teresa Kuehl, Yellow Medicine County Family Services Child Protection Specialist.

Upper Sioux Community Social Services and Yellow Medicine County Family Services utilised the Signs of Safety to support a Dakota mother who, after numerous child protection interventions, has begun healing because of her connections with her community and culture. The agencies share what they learned working creatively together as a statutory authority with the Dakota community to help families and their networks increase safety and wellbeing with Indigenous families.

The mother’s voice is included in the presentation through an Appreciative Inquiry, where she explains the significance for her sobriety of viewing herself as belonging in her community, and the difference belonging has had for her, her children and generations to come as this once isolated mother becomes a prominent member of her Tribal community.

 

Last updated Tuesday, 22 December 2020 11:04:27 PM