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Cherokee PARENTS (Positive and Rewarding Educational Nurturing Tribal Services)

Summary
SafeCare Augmented

The Cherokee PARENTS program uses a SafeCare Augmented model that adds domestic violence prevention training and Motivational Interviewing to the SafeCare model. The implementation includes cultural activities during the monthly group meetings.

The Cherokee PARENTS program uses a SafeCare Augmented model that adds domestic violence prevention training and Motivational Interviewing to the SafeCare model. The implementation includes cultural activities during the monthly group meetings.

SafeCare includes one-on-one home visits between providers and families. All SafeCare modules include baseline assessments and observations of parental knowledge and skills, parent training, and follow-up assessments to monitor change. Each module typically involves a baseline assessment session, followed by four training sessions, and concludes with a follow-up assessment. "Providers use a four-step approach to address target behaviors: (1) describe and explain the rationale for each behavior, (2) model each behavior, (3) ask the parent to practice the behavior, and (4) provide positive and constructive feedback. The training is designed to promote generalization of skills across time, behaviors, and settings."

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SafeCare Augmented adds domestic violence training and Motivational Interviewing, a technique that explores and builds on an individual's motivation to change. "The Cherokee PARENTS program implements cultural activities during the monthly group meetings. Topics include traditional parenting, lessons of the storyteller, traditional crafts, harmony in child rearing, traditional behavior management, lessons on Mother Nature, praise in traditional parenting and choices in parenting."

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Contact

Jennifer Kirby

(918) 453-5150

Jennifer-kirby@cherokee.org

Details
Tribally adapted
  • Child
  • Family
  • Child disability
  • Child temperament or behavior
  • Conviction of a violent crime (in a non-Tribal court)
  • Exposure to conflict or violence (family or otherwise)
  • History of child abuse and neglect/Use of corporal punishment
  • Lack of access to prenatal support/Lack of social or parental pregnancy support
  • Mental health problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Access to health and social services
  • Attachment to parent(s)
  • Family functioning
  • Knowledge of parenting and child development
  • Strong parent/Child relationship
  • Cultural community gatherings
  • Cultural identity/sense of belonging to cultural group
  • Cultural teachings
  • Ethnic pride/self-esteem
  • Healthy lifestyles/activities
  • Physical health/fitness
  • Spiritual values/well-being
  • Support (family, friends, community)/interdependence
Target