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Spirit Lake Social Services

Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services
7184 Hwy 57
PO Box 39
Fort Totten ND 58335
Phone 701-766-4404
Fax 701-766-4722

Vision:
Strengthening Spirit Lake children, families and community through Dakota values.
Mission: We will partner to deliver culturally responsive family services and supports.

 

Organization Chart

 

 

Coming Events:

 

STAFF:

Erica Thompson-Cavanaugh - Director
701-230-5295    EXT. 102
slss-dir@gondtc.com

Diana Azure - Administrative Assistant
slss-admin@gondtc.com    EXT. 100

Jean Robertson - Case Manager
701-381-9693      EXT. 103
slss-caseman1@gondtc.com

Savannah Nelson - Case Manager
701-381-8191      EXT. 110
caseman3@gondtc.com

Jacqueline Meier - BH Case Manager
701-230-7112     EXT. 107
tss-bhcm@gondtc.com

Lilisa Reese-Case Manager
701-230-4195        EXT. 106
slss-caseman2@gondtc.com

Annabel DeMarce - Family Pres
701-381-8147         EXT. 105
Slss-fampres@gondtc.com

Amanda Engen - Juvenile Presenter
701-230-4216      EXT. 101
jpresenter@gondtc.com    

Darcy Smith - Tiwahe Developer
701-766-4736
701-381-2477
tiwahe-pd@gondtc.com

Denice White - Case Manager
701-381-2184
tiwahe-cm@gondtc.com

Sharlotte Martin - Case Manager
701-381-2024
tiwahe-asst@gondtc.com

Marie Martin - ICWA Coordinator
701-766-4855
701-351-3585
slticwa-dir@gondtc.com

 

Dakota Values

Waohoda (Respect) Ohan Owotana (Honesty)
Woksape (Wisdom) Waokiyapi (Help)
Wawokiya (Generosity) Wichwahba (Humility)
Wowaditake (Courage & Fortitude) Waunsida (Compassion)

 

Guiding Principles:
The safety of children is paramount.

  • We will acknowledge families as relatives.

  • We will measure and evaluate our work to ensure quality services.

  • We will strive to provide consistency through well trained and well supervised staff.

  • We will treat families fairly, ethically and as equal partners.

  • We will practice in an ethical manner that reflects Dakota values and best practice.

  • We recognize and promote safety, permanence and well-being of children.

  • We will engage families and our colleagues in a strength based and respectful manner.

  • We will work collaboratively, transparently, and professionally with our stakeholders.

  • We recognize families are unique.

  • We will promote a learning environment inside and outside of the Spirit Lake child welfare system of care.

  • We will be proactive in our efforts to provide prevention and early intervention.

  • We will promote individual family self-determination.

  • We have a shared responsibility for the children in our community. “It takes a village to raise a child.”

  • We will continue to sustain and strengthen effective communication, coordination and collaboration with all partners.

  • We will solicit, encourage and respect family’s voice and choice throughout the tribal child welfare system of care.

  • We will invite and encourage community participation and input.

  • We will accept and address constructive criticism; encourage positive solutions and idea; and celebrate successes.

  • We will demonstrate accountability to our families.

  • We will uphold current law and advocate for law that better protects our children, families and community.

  • We will continuously seek out and leverage our resources.

Services Provided by IV-E Foster Care:

  • Site visits of IV-E foster children

  • Placement foster children

  • Arrange necessary services

  • Engagement of parents

  • One on one children interaction care & parents

  • Make referrals for other resources as needed

  • Assist or arrange in transportation to and from appoints for children in placement

  • Facilitate quarterly Child Family Team Meetings

  • Develop affidavits for court intervention

  • Participate in IEP meetings for IV-E children

  • Support foster parents in placement of IV-E children

Foster Home Recruitment, Licensing, and Support

  • Locate families interested in Foster Care

  • Conduct home studies

  • Assist families in meeting all standards

  • Present findings to Director for his recommendations

  • Assist and arrange for training

FOSTER HOME REFERRAL FORM

PERSONAL AUTHORIZATION FOR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK FORM

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK FORM