February 14, 2020

Ways to support foster parents

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.
January 31, 2020

Foster Feet helps others walk easier

Tribal member and Oklahoma State University student Lauren Anderson took matters into her own hands to help children in OKDHS custody in worn out or ill-fitting shoes and started the nonprofit Foster Feet.
December 27, 2019

Recognizing child abuse and neglect

With help from loved ones and professionals, children can work through and overcome their experiences, while transitioning from victim to survivor.
October 24, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: October 2019

During this episode, we’ll hear about services House of Hope offers to domestic violence victims, take a look at what’s growing in the community garden and get a history lesson about Tribal self-governance. CPN's Language Department Director also teaches a social powwow dance song during this month's "Learning Language."
October 17, 2019

What to know about fostering and adopting Potawatomi children

Although each and every situation is unique in child welfare, there is some basic information you can use to guide you through the process of deciding to open your home to children in need.
September 30, 2019

FireLodge aims to connect foster children to their culture

FireLodge Children & Family Services takes action to ensure Potawatomi children maintain connections with their families, tribe and communities while reducing the trauma they face in the child welfare system.
September 26, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: September 2019

This episode is all about youth. The 2019 Potawatomi Leadership Class participants talk about their experience spending their summer at the Tribe, an employee from FireLodge Children and Family Services discusses Potawatomi children in foster care, and students from CPN’s Child Development Center share their own Red Ribbon Week slogans.
July 30, 2019

Foster and adoptive homes needed for Potawatomi children nationwide

FireLodge Children & Family Services is committed to protecting children and ensuring they are connected to their family and heritage.
May 21, 2019

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

One-third of the children in foster care in Oklahoma are reported to be Native American. Some of the children are Potawatomi and placed in non-Native American homes. FireLodge Children & Family Services strives to place children in culturally appropriate situations.