Society of Care is a leading trauma and resilience resource for young Native relatives, their families, and communities throughout Nebraska. We have been changing lives, strengthening families and building healthy communities in various forms for nearly a decade. We are proud to be operate as part of the Santee Sioux Nation and, through the grace of the Santee Sioux leadership, work alongside any self-identified Native relative in Nebraska.
Our original goal was to develop a culturally competent telehealth system providing behavioral health services, training and prevention activities to Nebraska Native American youth and their families. A complementary intent was to promote, cultivate and develop community and system level changes to increase the mental health wellness of Native youth and their families. These goals have been advanced.
Society of Care is an innovative initiative that provides quality care. We continually seek to expand our scope and increase the accessibility of our services. Throughout our growth, our core values have been consistently embodied in the work:
Culturally & linguistically competent
WHAT SETS SOCIETY OF CARE APART?
Our team is composed of members of the communities they serve. Licensed behavioral health therapists providing evidence-based and culturally competent services to youth and their families. We also emphasize traditional healing (practice-based evidence) approaches. In all that we do we seek to provide: and advance
trauma-trained, culturally aware care for young relatives
community-based and guided services
workforce development and education
systemic change improving lives
quantative and qualitative measures of effectiveness
Society of Care’s team members are multi-tribal and racially diverse. Over 80% of team members are Native American and can relate to the children we serve. Our behavioral health providers are national experts in addressing historic and inter-generational trauma. The work provided by Society of Care is enhanced by navigators and outreach specialists who provide assessments and referrals to meet behavioral health needs as well as other needs such as food, clothing, shelter and transportation.
The need for our work is evident in the demographic and disparity indicators of Native American youth in Nebraska. Society of Care is overcoming barriers and showing favorable outcomes that include educating relatives about historical trauma and behavioral health, building trust with high satisfaction ratings, involving the relatives voice in the care, increasing referrals and providing needed behavioral health care. In addition to providing quality care we are also dedicated to increasing data, research, and understanding.
SOCIETY OF CARE’S WORK IS DRIVEN BY THEIR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Caring Deeply: seeing each individual as a relative worthy of quality time, respect
and culturally sensitive care.
Transforming Lives: assuring the lasting impact of clinical and cultural interventions.
Healing Communities: building upon the resilience of relatives to unite in building brighter futures.
Our strong network fosters success. Morningstar Counseling and Consultation, PC and GIS and Human Dimensions, LLC are integral components of the Society of Care.