FireLodge Children & Family Services works diligently to ensure Potawatomi families stay connected. Our work includes encouraging and supporting relationships between foster parents and birth families.
Positive emotions humans experience actually broaden our sense of possibilities and allow us to then build new skills or resources that can positively impact our future.
Despite these recent events, FireLodge Children & Family Services continues our work in protecting and preserving Native American families. Child welfare programs do not discontinue services, even during a crisis.
In a time of social distancing, a result of the global pandemic that is COVID-19, the possibility of children being abused and neglected might be rising.
For many families involved in the child welfare system, accessing family support services and navigating court processes requires determination. CPN’s FireLodge Children & Family Services is involved in every child welfare case involving Citizen Potawatomi children across the U.S.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, a time to celebrate the hard work and difficult decisions that come with fostering. Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place Native foster children in Native homes to kindle a connection to their heritage and culture.
FireLodge desires to inform Potawatomi families and friends about protective factors. When present, protective factors in a child’s life may lessen the probability of abuse or neglect and can also allow families to thrive on their own.
Although AdoptUSKids looks for minority professionals or those working with minority populations, CPN member Kendra Lowden is the first in the program’s history to be both an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and also an employee working for a tribal nation.
Being a foster parent is much more than loving children. Often, the day-to-day hardships and complexities of working with multiple agencies are the biggest challenges.
There are five primary love languages: words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. When you speak your child’s love language accurately, you fill their “love tank” and increase their feelings of being both accepted and loved.