NATI ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW & MPCWIC ROLERegion VIII Regional ForumTribal MeetingMonday, April 27, 2009Denver, CO Presented by Deborah Painte, Director Joseph Walker, Evaluation Specialist Native American Training Institute 3333 E. Broadway, Suite 1210 Bismarck, ND 58501 www.nativeinstitute.org
Native American Training Institute • Originally established in 1995 as the Native American Children & Family Services Training Institute, NATI is a non-profit organization, tribally-chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes (MHA Nation) • Tribal child welfare agencies from North Dakota: Spirit Lake Nation, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation) and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, including theTrenton Indian Service Area • Partnered with North Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) Children & Family Services, the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission and the Casey Family Program to unite in a common purpose
NATI Executive Board Members • Renee Mayer, Social Services Director, MHA Nation (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara) • Althea White Temple, Child Protection Services, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe • Ina Olsen, Children & Family Services Director, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians • Kevin Dauphinais, Social Services Director, Spirit Lake Nation • Vern Lambert, At-large, Spirit Lake Nation (founding board member)
MPCWIC Primary Goals Goal 1: Establish an infrastructure of technical assistance to state and tribal child welfare agencies in Regions 6 & 8 to promote systemic practice changes Goal 2: Provide intensive technical assistance to state and tribal child welfare agencies to develop and initiate implementation projects for systemic practice changes Goal 3: Evaluate the process and outcomes of MPCWIC
MPCWIC Objectives Objective: Provide outreach to state and tribal child welfare agencies to develop peer consultation and networking in Regions 6 & 8 Objective: Develop a Bi-Regional Advisory Committee of key stakeholders in child welfare to provide direction in the development of processes and outcomes for MPCWIC Objective: Hold a regional forum in Region 6 and Region 8 to introduce the concept of MPCWIC and provide assistance in developing implementation project applications
MPCWIC Objectives Objective: Provide resources to initiate 11 or more implementation projects Objective: Assist state and tribal child welfare agencies in evaluating implementation projects
Role of NATI within the Mountain and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center (MPCWIC) Tribal Outreach Provide input and feedback regarding MPCWIC information, materials, processes, etc. Coordinate & Collaborate with Tribes, States, Bi-Regional Advisory Board, Regional Child Bureau Rep, Children’s Bureau federal staff, NRC’s and all members of the T/TA Network. Assist & Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Networking among Tribes and State-Tribal agencies Provide technical assistance to Tribes during the application process, working with them to develop their applications and on-going technical assistance for successful projects.
For More Information, contact the MPCWIC Partners • UTA Arlington • Donna Cleveland —email@example.com • Susan Ferrari—firstname.lastname@example.org • (817) 272-5225 • Butler Institute for Families, DU • Nancy McDaniel—email@example.com • (303) 871-4435 • The Native American • Training Institute • 3333 E. Broadway Ave., Suite 1210 • Bismarck, ND 58501 • (701) 255-6374 • Deborah Painte– firstname.lastname@example.org • Joseph Walker– email@example.com • For a description of the Children’s Bureau T/TA Network see • http://www.acf.gov/programs/cb/tta/index.htm#technical