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Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Human Services Department

Program Type: Local Effort - Programs and/or activities that have not been evaluated but are identified by local programs as producing positive results.

For many years Human Services has operated Boys and Girls’ Groups for students in Kindergarten through Eight Grade. The Groups focus on Prevention Activities to assist our children in building positive self-esteem, remaining sober and drug free, conflict resolution, anger management, etc. The groups are established by gender and grades. Participants are served refreshments and door prizes during each Group Session. At the end of the year, the participants are taken on field trip. The Group Sessions are held twice per month during the school year.

The Program has not been formally evaluated. However, it has been our Tribes’ observation that the Children Groups have limited the number of referrals to Tribal Court, Tribal Police Department and Human Services in regard to juvenile matters in reference to delinquency, status offenses, child abuse/neglect referrals and suspensions from school.

Age Group(s):
Children, Adolescents

Site Type(s):

Health Indicator(s):
Mental Health , Substance Abuse

Service Area:

Teaching strategies

Name: Karen Matthews, Social Services Director
Site or Location Name: Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Human Services Department
P. O. Box 520 Charenton
Lousianna, LA
Phone: (337) 923-7000