June 30, 2020

Your role in protecting children

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.
June 26, 2020

Tips for Native families navigating the child welfare system

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 20, 2020

Second annual Community Baby Shower empowers families

More than 600 guests attended the second annual Community Baby Shower hosted by Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s Workforce & Social Services Department and the CPN Child Development Center on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
May 14, 2020

Rise in domestic violence during pandemic

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which normally receives up to 2,000 calls per day, counted only 951 callers between March 10 and 24. This does not mean that help is not needed; it simply means these victims do not have an opportunity to contact anyone for help.
May 7, 2020

Lee family loves foster kids like their own

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.
April 21, 2020

Protective factors for thriving families

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.
April 10, 2020

Sexual Assault in Indian Country

In the United States, violence against Native women has reached astonishing levels with more than half of this population reporting they experience sexual violence in their lifetime.
March 30, 2020

Couponing event instills frugal shopping skills

The free event held in January 2020 by CPN’s House of Hope taught the community how to shop efficiently and live frugally. The 40 attendees also heard about financial abuse and its effect on relationships.
March 19, 2020

Curley descendant aims to improve foster family training through prestigious fellowship

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.