Thu Apr 11th, 2019
The Southern Ute Drum
This year Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Division of Social Services is once again sponsoring the Fun Color Run event which will be held Wednesday, April 24, at the Ignacio Middle School. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and all families, youth, and community are invited to come! The Division is sponsoring several events during the month, including the CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION Kick Off event that was held on Friday, April 5 at the Southern Ute Museum. Tribal Council was in attendance. Acting Director Angelina Whitehorse welcomed the community. Chairman Christine Sage welcomed the community as well and read the Proclamation. Many other leaders were also called upon in the community to speak, Yellow Jacket was called on to sing for the children. The Division would like to thank all who attended, supported, donated and volunteered for the event.
In support of our children and families, here are some tips on KEEPING YOUR FAMILY STRONG:
Every family has strengths, and every family faces challenges. When you are under stress—the car breaks down, you or your partner lose a job, dealing with difficult behaviors of your child, a restless baby, or even when the family is experiencing a positive change, such as moving into a new home, or adding a new family member to the mix—sometimes it takes a little extra help to get through the day. Protective factors are the strengths and resources that families draw on when life gets difficult. Building on these strengths is a proven way to keep the family strong and enhance child well-being. This tip list describes key protective factors and some simple ways you can build these factors in your own family.