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Working Together To Strengthen Agency Collaboration January 8, 2010 January 8, 2010 Offered Jointly By: Humboldt State University, Northern California.

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1 Working Together To Strengthen Agency Collaboration January 8, 2010 January 8, 2010 Offered Jointly By: Humboldt State University, Northern California Training Academy UC Davis Extension Funded by California Department of Social Services Weaving Good Relations

2 Stepping onto the Path * Understanding The Past * Valuing The Present * Creating The Vision

3 Connecting Where did we come from? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Where are we going? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Connecting

4 Connecting Where did we come from? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Where are we going? How do we increase our awareness and potential to increase outcomes? What are our challenges?

5 What are our values?

6 Traditional Indian Values vs. All American Values Mainstream Values Clan/communal emphasisIndividual Emphasis SharingWinning Present-time orientationFuture Orientation SpiritualisticMaterialistic Time non-awarenessTime awareness Harmony with natureConquest of nature PassiveAggressive Giving/spendingAcquiring/saving Appreciates/honors silenceAvoids silence Respect of other religionsConverting/proselytizing (Source: The Indian Child Welfare Act, Handbook by Rose-Margaret Orrantia; Cultural Awareness; the Indian Perspective, Marilyn Robinson).

7 Tribal Values? University Values? County Values? Community Values? Family Values?

8 In these systems, who is the expert?

9 What is our history? What Events Have Shaped Our Current Cross-Cultural Relations With Native Communities?

10 The Apology Remarks of Kevin Gover, Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs Department of the Interior at the Ceremony Acknowledging the 175th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs September 8, 2000

11 What are our contributions?

12 What are our successes?

13 Examples of collaborative successes: Riverside Court-County-Tribal Alliance Native American Justice Project Tribal STAR This Conference HSU American Indian Programs

14 Tribal STAR is a result of a partnership between the SDSU School of Social Work, Academy for Professional Excellence and: Southern Indian Health Council SD HHSA Indian Specialty Unit Indian Health Council Santa Ysabel Band of Digueno Indians SD HHSA Independent Living Unit YMCA YFS South Bay Community Services San Diego Youth & Community Services Intertribal Court of Southern California, Southern CA Tribal Chairmen’s Association County of San Bernardino Childrens Services County of Orange SSA Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians Casey Family Programs

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16 CollaborationCoordinationCooperation Commitment to common mission Understanding of compatible mission Individual interpretations of mission Mutual goals and plans Some planning and division of roles Informal structure Well-defined communication channels operating on many different levels Communication channels established Information shared as needed Resources contributed and pooled or jointly secured Resources available Limited or no resources (Jones, et al., 1999).

17 Tools to consider: Mediation as conscious process.

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19 Position vs Interest Neutral Reframe

20 Tips for Following Protocol Disproportionality Program Logic Model

21 Timing is everything. Re-Center around the consumer, focus on an outcome.

22 What are our concerns? What are our strengths?

23 Cornerstones Have direction and keep moving. Respond to community needs. Elevate partnership strengths, successes, and leverage PR for sustainability. Hold the family together.

24 Know who you are Where you are from You don’t know where you are going Until you know where you come from

25 Connecting Tribal STAR, SDSU School of Social Work Academy for Professional Excellence, Pacific Mountain Philanthropy


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