Mission: Through positive beliefs in families, while offering consistent support, we provide opportunities for youth and family wellness and empowerment.
Teen Advocate Outreach: A program that provides intensive outreach for hard to reach native males and females (1 Male and 1 Female staff) 13-25 who have become disengaged in tribal health services, school, their community and their families. This staff consistently works with youth through negative suicidal thoughts, depression and anxiety, getting into and remaining in school, processing and support through addiction issues and how to develop positive relationships with others.
MOMs Group: Tulalip Tribes MOMs (Making Opportunities for Moms) Group is a community support group that virtually every Tuesday at 11am. This weekly group is for women raising Tulalip or other Native children. It gives moms an opportunity to laugh, learn. Moms are able to earn baby bucks each week to purchase essential items for baby and family at MOMs Group store, held quarterly. Each week an educational topic is presented, chosen according to the needs and wants of the participants.
Parenting Classes: Family Haven Parenting classes provide parents with hands on material to help motivate and encourage positive communication with their children. Each session is culturally sensitive by blending content from Positive Indian Parenting and Skills for Successful Parenting: The eleven session class strives to improve family relationships while providing guidance to raising children.
Family Spirit Home Visiting Program: Family Spirit is a culturally focused, strengths-based program that helps support families. Parents gain knowledge and skills to promote healthy development and positive lifestyles for themselves and their children. The program serves tribal families who are pregnant up to the child’s 3rd birthday.
Life Skills Program: The program supports youth in care or that have been in foster care, to effectively transition into adulthood through a wide range of issues including legal, getting re-engaged in school, assistance with seeking employment, accessing community resources, setting up bank accounts, helping youth identify needed supports, and offering mentoring. A plan is developed with each youth to work on their specific needs and tasks to accomplish their goals.
Family Preservation Program: This department provides Family Preservation Services, Incredible Years (In Home), Promoting First Relationships, SafeCare and Triple P. The service is usually 3-4 months but can end early if agreed upon goals are completed. Each family will have goals and a structured agenda for weekly appointments. This is an In-Home Contract between The Tulalip Tribes and DSHS/DCYF. All referrals come from beda?chelh or the state CPS/Child Welfare Programs.
The support services provided by these programs include:
Crisis management and intervention, including after hours and weekends as needed
Budgeting, organizing household, meal planning
Helping families achieve compliance with services
Accessing community resources including Tribal, State and Federal resources
Problem solving school issues for students
Teaching developmentally appropriate parenting technique and discipline strategies
Promoting strong parent/child bonds between parents and their younger children