Serving CPN members and children across the nation remains a key component of CPN’s ICW department, and Director Ashlee May and her team strive to keep up-to-date on potential assistance wherever CPN members reside.
While Citizen Potawatomi cultural traditions center on reverence for one’s ancestors and elders, the issue of elder abuse is present at the Tribal level. If a Tribal adult is unable to make decisions concerning their health and welfare, CPN Adult Protective Services seeks out family members to serve as a guardian.
When the phone rings in the middle of the night and a Citizen Potawatomi child faces court proceedings potentially placing them in foster care, people like Janet Draper take the call. As the director of the Tribal Indian Child Welfare Program, she and her staff play a vital role in the lives of young Tribal Read More »
The Citizen Potawatomi Indian Child Welfare Department has one of the toughest challenges in Indian Country, providing services and interventions on behalf of some of the Tribe’s most in-need citizens. The department’s trials are outmatched by the determination of the staff, a core group of individuals who deal with families and Tribal citizens on some of their worst days. Heading up the Family Preservation Program is Desiree Read More »
Keeping a sunny and playful disposition comes in handy in most lines of work, but the talent for gallows humor is even more important when you’re on the front lines of social services like the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Indian Child Welfare Department. A walking embodiment of that kind of outlook is Nickie Skaggs. Originally hailing Read More »