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FamilyWise Services Prevention Services Department would like to announce the addition of two new team members!

Right before the new year, FamilyWise Services' Prevention Services Department hired and onboarded two new team members. We are excited to learn from them as we work together to reduce ACEs in our state. Firstly, we would like to welcome Deanna (DeDe) Drift as the new Director of Tribal Projects. DeDe joins our team and brings a wealth of experience. She has her Master’s Degree from the UMN – Duluth, and has served as the Commissioner of Human Services at Bois Forte Tribal Government where...

Hiring for Director of Tribal Projects position!

We are hiring for a Director of Tribal Projects position at FamilyWise Services ! This position will support the mission of Familywise by leading prevention initiatives and promoting the self-healing community model in a specific geographic area of the state, including two to four Minnesota Tribes per year. Applicants will have the option to work 100% remotely if located in Greater Minnesota, or at the FamilyWise office in Minneapolis. You can find the full posting and position description...

Blood Memory Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion featuring Sandy White Hawk and the drum group Nut Hill

Indigenous community members and Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives' partners are encouraged to attend! This film highlights the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era, when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony. In-Person and Virtual options are available!

NEXT WEEK: Growing Resilient Communities: Annual Gathering of Collaboratives and Tribal Nations Addressing ACEs

Join us NEXT WEEK for our free, virtual Annual Growing Resilient Communities Gathering! This event develops and implements community-wide approaches to Building Self-Healing Communities. Participants are encouraged to attend who are involved, or want to be involved in, addressing the root causes of childhood adversity: this can include Collaborative, tribal, and other community partners, such as health, law enforcement, education, social services, parents, businesses, and nonprofit service...

Ask the Community

I would like to share an excellent website for churches wanting to become trauma responsive. This church is located in Central Minnesota and have been working on this for three years. They would say they are not the experts by any means as they step out in faith I would like to share some or their learning.

I am working with faith leaders and other community members in Sherburne County in Minnesota please visit our newly developed website,

Roxy Foster


I'm part of a group looking to organize an event for the Twin Ports for summer 2019, and I'd love to connect with some folks in Duluth, MN to partner.  My previous contact has retired.  Does anyone have any contact information for someone in the region that might be willing to chat a bit? 


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