Social Services

Child Care, Foster Care and Health Care resources

California Courts Child Support information and forms
A source of information about child support payments in the state of California.

Native American Parenting Handbook
The purpose of the Native American Parenting Handbook (NAPH) is to provide an outline of Native-based parenting customs promoting a home environment reflecting cultural values and beliefs. By Deborah J. Kawkeka(Kickapoo/Yaqui)

California Rural Indian Health Board CCDF Newsletter
The Child Care and Development Fund(CCDF) program is a federal child care subsidy program out of the Office of Child Care Bureau in Washington DC that helps Tribal families meet the costs of child care while going to school or working.
CCDF Application Introduction and Program Application.

TESSA foster parent testimonial video
Tribal Economics and Social Solutions Agency

First 5 Amador
The mission of First 5 Amador is to promote, support, and enhance the optimal development of Amador County’s children from zero to five years of age. The County Commission believes that broad community involvement is critical to the success of this mission. With Proposition 10 funds the county commission supports projects that make sense locally based on identified needs and opportunities for children and families in Amador County.

Tribal Child Care Association of California
TCCAC is an association of child care professionals specializing in working with Native American families, children and communities. The association focuses on the needs of tribally regulated child care and education settings on tribal lands, along with private child care programs off tribal lands to further the child care and educational needs of tribal families.

TribalSTAR
This site is designed to provide technical assistance to tribes, tribal programs, county social workers working with Tribal foster youth and all others who work with Tribal youth.

IDRS, Inc.
Indian Foster Youth Resources.

Casey Foster Family Assessments
Casey Foster Family Assessments provide access to assessment methods used to evaluate foster family applicants.

California Kids Connection
California Kids Connection features California foster children who need permanent, loving, adoptive families. Before you can be considered as an adoptive family, you must complete an approved homestudy. Click here to find out more about the homestudy process.

Substance Abuse Resources

California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs
Information available through this website can assist both Native American patients seeking culturally competent services and alcohol, and other drugs programs (AOD), and problem gambling service providers seeking information on California’s Native American population, as well as those interested in learning more about culturally appropriate AOD and problem gambling resources.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility LocatorAn online tool to locate substance abuse facilities in your area.

Friendship House Association of America Friendship House operates three major programs focusing on prevention and recovery from addiction with a $5 million annual operating budget and 65 full-time staff.

Domestic Violence

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Kene Me-Wu American Indian DV/SA Program. Kene Me-Wu promotes family healing throughout Indian Country. The sacred relationship between a man and a woman is a beautiful bond and should never be harmed by physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

Family Violence Prevention & Services Program
In an effort to reduce violence in tribal communities the ITCC Family violence Prevention Program provides a number of services to help reduce family violence. Please see the attached flyer for contact information, and applicable services.

Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Pamphlet The National Suicide Prevention Hotline has released this pamphlet that describes the warning signs of a suicide and contains information if you suspect someone you know is considering suicide.

General Resources

Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Human Services