A trauma and resilience resource for Nebraska's Native youth and their families.
Caring For Native American Youth And Their Families
The Society of Care is a trauma and resilience resource for self-identified Native American youth and their families in Nebraska. We care for our relatives by providing accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive behavioral care. As passionate advocates, we give Native youth a voice, connect them to services, provide wellness education, instill cultural pride, and empower them to build resilience. We believe in a brighter future for our relatives and are guided by caring deeply, transforming lives and healing communities.
Society of Care is Changing Lives and Empowering Communities.
We fill a critical need and are making a difference! Native American families in Nebraska have endured generations of struggle and marginalization. The legacy of this history is seen in disproportionate rates of poverty, illness and behavioral health concerns. Trauma impacts every facet of life, yet Native Americans are strong and resilient. We are honored to work alongside and assist our relatives.
The Core of
- Care Deeply: The promise to see each individual as a relative worthy of quality time, respect and culturally sensitive care.
- Transform Lives: The lasting impact of clinical and cultural interventions.
- Heal Communities: Building upon the resilience of relatives to unite in building brighter futures.
The care is family-driven, with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided. Family driven means that families have a primary decision-making role in the care of their children, as well as in the policies and procedures governing care for all children in their community, state, tribe, territory, and nation. This includes:
- Choosing supports, services, and providers
- Setting goals
- Designing and implementing programs
- Monitoring outcomes
- Determining the effectiveness of all efforts to promote the mental health of children and youth.
Culture Is Connectedness
Society if Care is rooted in cultural understanding andrespect.
Our programming is structured to strengthen and reinforce cultural approaches and practices that further wellness. In doing so, we respect the unique legacy of each tribe, community, family, and individual. We strive to avoid making assumptions about cultural norms. There are 562 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Some cultural practices are shared across tribes, while others are not. Society of Care reinforces culture through approaches and services that:
- Respect tradition
- Celebrate the uniqueness of each tribe, community, family, and individual
- Appreciate those we work alongside as relatives
- Engage those with we work as full partners
- Acknowledge trauma
- Foster resilience
- Promote aspirational thinking and direction
- Celebrate individual strengths