Strengthening Family Circles

Division of Indian Work's Strengthening Family Circles (SFC) program provides case management, home visits, support group meetings, anger management groups, supportive housing and family violence prevention services to teen and adult American Indian mothers, fathers and expectant parents. 


In Home Parenting

In Home Parenting provides services to families addressing three phases of child protection: those who are at-risk of having a child protection complaint filed against them, those whose children are in temporary child protection custody, and those whose cases have advanced to child protection hearings. 


Parent support outreach program

Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) serves American Indian families in need of economic, housing, therapy and child protection assistance. This program offers in-home parenting services that target the specific problem a pre-CHiPS family may experience including child development assessments, physical and mental health assessments of parents and babies, parenting and life skills education. 


Family Assessment

Family Assessment serves families who are in need of some in-home help. They are not quite child protection service level, but they have some serious red flags and are at risk of having CP cases opened. 


Family & Parenting Development

Family & Parenting Development serve families who have active Child Protection cases and deal with ongoing issues of truancy, abuse, chemical dependency issues and violence. 


Family Violence Prevention PROGRAM (FVPP)

Family Violence Prevention Program (FVP) works with individuals to end family violence through culturally-sensitive group and individual counseling in anger management and other areas. FVPP offers groups and resources including: 

  • Men’s Domestic Violence Group (MDV) educates Native American men about their relationship to domestic violence and abuse, using a cultural lens perspective to learn about the complex dynamic of domestic violence starting with historical significance through current societal influence and oppressive existence. 
  • Women’s Domestic Violence (WDV) educates Native American women about their relationship to domestic violence and abuse, using a cultural lens perspective to learn about the complex dynamic of domestic violence starting with historical significance through current societal influence and oppressive existence. 
  • Women’s Resistive Violence Group educates Native American women about their relation to domestic violence and abuse, using a cultural lens perspective to learn about the complex dynamic of domestic violence starting with historical significance through current societal influence and oppressive existence. 

Anpa Wasté 

Anpa Wasté offers housing and a variety of support services to young American Indian mothers and their children, including counseling and mentoring.  Long-term homelessness and/or income below the Hennepin County poverty line are often the circumstances faced by this program's residences. Family residence most often consists of  one parent and children or unborn children.  The Home Visitor works with each resident with their parenting and life skills, including managing health, wellness and finances. 



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