We believe that Native American Tribes should be able to create culturally specific services to help their families and children to grow up safely to become thriving, conscientious adults.
We seek to make this a reality by partnering with tribes to invest in local resources and communities to help create the institutions, capacity, and community engagement to support children and families sustainably.
THE SPIRIT APPROACH
SPIRIT researches indigenous models of child protection, well-being, and character development and the capacity-building methods needed for Native American communities to sustain these models themselves.
SPIRIT is a collaboration between Youth Heartline and Sage Consulting, leveraging decades of expertise in child welfare, capacity and development in vulnerable communities, and participatory methods.
SPIRIT believes in working with our partners to achieve their goals in a sustainable way that involves entire communities.
SPIRIT works by applying evidence-based techniques in local capacity building to issues of child wellbeing.
Child wellbeing is a multidimensional issue with many forces such as domestic violence, alcohol and substance abuse, suicide, economic opportunity, affordable housing, physical and mental health shaping the wellbeing children, families and communities.
SPIRIT welcomes collaboration opportunities with allied fields and colleagues eager to support communities.