Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services
Vision: Strengthening Spirit Lake children, families and community through Dakota values.
Mission: We will partner to deliver culturally responsive family services and supports.
Director Chuck Sanderson: 701-230-5295
Administration Diana Azure: 701-766-4404
SLTSS Case Manager Jean Robertson: 701-381-9693
SLTSS Case Manager Savannah Nelson: 701-381-8191
Behavior Health Case Manager Jacquelyn Meier: 701-381-9693
Family Preservation Elton Greywater: 701-230-4195
Family Preservation Agnes Cavanaugh: 701-381-8147
Foster Care Developer Ashley Roulette: 701-381-9771
Coordinator Marie Martin: (701) 766-4855
Darcy Smith Tiwahe Program Developer: 701-381-2477
Heidi Parisian Tiwahe Assistant: 701-381-2064
Sharlotte Martin Tiwahe Case Manager Assistant: 701-766-4404
|Waohoda (Respect)||Ohan Owotana (Honesty)|
|Woksape (Wisdom)||Waokiyapi (Help)|
|Wawokiya (Generosity)||Wichwahba (Humility)|
|Wowaditake (Courage & Fortitude)||Waunsida (Compassion)|
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