As tribal child welfare professionals, you know the trauma that children experience in the foster care system. Best practice alone cannot alleviate the impact of being removed from the homes they know and the caregivers they love. To help process the trauma, grief, and loss due to this separation, the Cherokee Nation has implemented an innovative program for Cherokee children in foster care.

In this recorded webinar, the Capacity Building Center for Tribes hosts a session to explore the 4C – Cherokee Children Cultural Connection, an exciting initiative that provides alternative methods for children to process trauma, expand their cultural knowledge, and connect their spirits for improved mental and physical health.

Hear from Bette Nelson, Director of 4C, and Lou Stretch, Senior Director of Indian Child Welfare at Cherokee Nation, as they share how they made their vision for child-centered services a reality in the Cherokee tribal child welfare system.

Author: Center for Tribes
Date: February 2023