Indian Child Welfare

Indian Child Welfare (0)

Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare is a child centered, family focused, community based, culturally sensitive program that provides positive outcomes that are beneficial and effective for Comanche children and families.

 

The Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare Program offers services to deter the disintegration of Comanche families by providing culturally oriented child welfare services and to ensure Comanche Indian Children who are removed from their homes are in the least restrictive placement.

 

PROGRAM CRITERIA


Children have to be enrolled or eligible for enrollment with the Comanche Nation.

Children have to have been removed involuntarily from their parent or legal custodian by the State or Tribe.

Children have to be at risk of removal from their parents or legal custodian by the State or Tribe


PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:


Goal #1.  To protect and maintain the integrity of Comanche families, the program will provide collaborative services and comprehensive planning with families and/or the Department of Human Services for families that are determined to be “at risk”.  The services will include regular contact with families, support counseling with families, agency staffing, monthly home visits with children in ICW custody, referrals or services will be assessed and determined on a case by case basis to prevent the removal of Comanche children and to preserve the family unit.  Services to prevent termination of parental rights and/or permanency planning that could lead to adoption or other permanent placement for tribal children, information and referral services for 600 Comanche children from the total service population of children 17 years and younger living in the “on reservation”, “adjacent to reservation” and “off reservation” service area by December 31, 2018.


Goal #2.  To recruit 5 new foster families a year, a total of 15 during the duration of this grant, in the designated service area, as new foster homes or recertification of foster homes by December 31, 2018.


Goal #3.  To respond to the needs of 50 Comanche Indian Families by advocating for compliance of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in state courts


Goal #4.  To develop and implement a training for 50 clients who are in need of parenting skills classes to enhance their ability to parent.


Goal #5.  To prevent child abuse and neglect, the Comanche Nation ICW program will support and develop strong and healthy Comanche families through our tribal heritage.  To provide culturally oriented child welfare services to 200 families and to ensure Comanche Indian children removed from their home are in the least restrictive placement.

 

FOSTER PARENTING:


The Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare is always in need of foster homes for our Comanche Children that are in custody.  If you are interested in becoming a foster parent please contact our office at (580) 280-4751, for the foster parenting guidelines.


BECOME A FOSTER PARENT, GET INVOLVED, CHANGE A LIFETIME!

 


 

Staff

Carol Mithlo
Director

 

Contact

Ph: (580) 280 4751
Fax: (580) 354 0808

 

Mailing

Comanche Nation Indian Child Welfare
P.O. Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502

 

Address

1921 E. Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73501