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Nawicakiciji-Woasniye-Oaye Waste: A Process Evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative

Show simple item record Swaner, Rachel 2017-11-14T21:34:47Z 2017-11-14T21:34:47Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Swaner, Rachel. (2015). Nawicakiciji-Woasniye-Oaye Waste: A Process Evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative. Center for Court Innovation, 44 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 248933
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract This report presents the findings, methodology, and recommendations from the process evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Defending Childhood Initiative (Rosebud DCI) in South Dakota, one of eight sites receiving grants under the U.S. Attorney General’s Defending Childhood Demonstration Program, a grant program that promotes the prevention of and services for children exposed to violence. Despite staff turnover and related challenges, as well as local politics, the Rosebud DCI mounted a much-needed advocacy program for children exposed to violence. There was an overall focus on renewing tribal commitment to traditional tribal values and culture that emphasize child protection and the family’s nurturing role in raising children. One of the primary components of the Rosebud DCI model was case management with children who have been referred to the program because of their exposure to violence. Although staff members did not provide direct counseling, they facilitated traditional healing ceremonies such as “sweat lodges“ and prayers; and they made referrals to culturally appropriate services. This could include substance abuse treatment and services in domestic-violence and sexual assault cases. Rosebud DCI staff also worked with victimized youth, creating individualized action plans; and they provided court-related and school-related advocacy support. The development of community awareness of the prevalence and victimization of children exposed to violence was also a focus of the Rosebud DCI. Another program component was the revision of tribal legislation and policy to make it more responsive to children’s exposure to violence. Tables, figures, and appended data on project-related meetings, relevant sections of the tribal code, and a draft intake form (CVRL Note: . See NCJ 248882 for the cross-site study, and NCJ 248929, 248930, 248931, 248932, and 248934 for related NIJ-sponsored site process evaluation reports from Boston, MA; Cuyahoga County, OH; Grand Forks, ND; Rosebud Sioux Tribe, SD; and Shelby Count, TN.) (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Court Innovation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Defending Childhood Demonstration Program
dc.subject Process Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Minors en_US
dc.subject Witness to Violence en_US
dc.subject Community Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Child Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Native American en_US
dc.subject American Indian en_US
dc.subject Indigenous Populations en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Outreach en_US
dc.subject Victim Advocates en_US
dc.subject Tribal Justice en_US
dc.title Nawicakiciji-Woasniye-Oaye Waste: A Process Evaluation of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's Defending Childhood Initiative en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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