A Collaborative Network of Care.
We strive to meet relatives and communities where their needs lie, respecting the uniqueness of each. Our model of care includes:
- Prevention efforts
- Trauma-trained licensed individual counseling
- Traditional healing approaches
- Youth empowerment and leadership development
- Family and parenting support
- Work to advance health equity
Society of Care coordinates and partners with Morningstar Counseling and Consultation, PC to provide culturally competent and trauma trained behavioral health services. Through this close collaboration, Society of Care offers quality clinical services across the State of Nebraska.
Morningstar Counseling was established on the Winnebago Indian reservation and has been providing services to American Indian children, adults, and families since 2012. Its team of clinicians and ancillary staff provide individualized care utilizing evidence-based and validated practices.
If you or a family member is interested in talking with a provider to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment, contact us.
If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate help, please call 911. Crisis counselors are available 24/7 at the numbers below:
Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741
All Nations Hotline: text SUPPORT to 402-275-2444
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.
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
We Are All Related
Indigenous cultures believe all things in this world are connected therefore if something happens to one thing it will eventually affect all things. Elders tell us we are all related because within all creation is water and spirit. Some tribes believe the rock is our grandfather for he is the oldest living being on earth that has seen the most and watches over us like a grandfather would its grandchild. The earth is our mother as she provides food, water, and shelter. The sky is our father always providing water, light, and air needed to survive. These tribal teachings are universally known in Indian Country and taught to children at a young age.
Tribal and Native communities have endured a range of traumatic events that have given rise to the social, economic, cultural, and spiritual challenges seen today. Historical and intergenerational trauma is one of the most critical factors contributing to the creation of the barriers we see today when engaging families. Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart defines historical and intergenerational trauma as the “cumulative emotional and psychological wounding across generations, including one’s lifespan, which emanates from massive group trauma.” Much trauma can be traced to the disruption of indigenous lives and practices following contact with Europeans and harsh subsequent policies focused on assimilation, relocation, and termination.