Empowering Children in Shelter: Woksape Un Kpazo Pi (We are showing it through wisdom)


The Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains developed a culturally specific curriculum for advocates to use in shelter when working with children. This webinar will introduce the curriculum which uses culturally relevant skills and knowledge with a focus on safety, self-esteem and family empowerment. The skills introduced come from a place of values that not only help the child develop a safety plan but include the parent in the development and implementation of the plan. The activities identified are meant to be an easy tool for shelter staff to use and are cost effective. The idea is to help the mom as well as the child to create a life without violence and identify resources that will help and support them.

Presented by Amanda Takes War Bonnett, Public Education Specialist and Carmen O’Leary, Executive Director, Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains