Programs

WANBLI WICONI TIPI PROGRAMS

Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System (J.A.I.S)

The Juvenile Assessment and Intervention Systemô (JAIS) is asupervision strategy model that weaves together a risk assessment and astrength and needs assessment. It is designed as a one-on-one interview withthe youth, much of which focuses on the underlying motivation for illegalbehavior. This process puts workers in a more proactive position in therelationship with the youth, builds rapport between the youth and worker, andbetter equips the agency to leverage the limited resources of staff time and treatmentprograms.

Moral Reconation Therapy

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a systematic treatmentstrategy that seeks to decrease recidivism among juvenile and adult criminaloffenders by increasing moral reasoning. Its cognitive-behavioral approachcombines elements from a variety of psychological traditions to progressivelyaddress ego, social, moral, and positive behavioral growth. MRT takes the formof group and individual counseling using structured group exercises andprescribed homework assignments. The MRT workbook is structured around 16 objectivelydefined steps (units) focusing on seven basic treatment issues: confrontationof beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; assessment of current relationships;reinforcement of positive behavior and habits; positive identity formation;enhancement of self-concept; decrease in hedonism and development offrustration tolerance; and development of higher stages of moral reasoning.Participants meet in groups once or twice weekly and can complete all steps ofthe MRT program in a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

 

 

CANKU WASTE OLEPI "LOOKING FOR THAT GOOD ROAD-GANG PREVENTION/INTERVENTION

Program is voluntary and meets weekly.  Facilitated by Claude Two Elk M.A..  Group discussion about gang prevention and intervention.  Cultural information is used to teach youth Lakota concepts and strategies to remove Gang Mentality from our community.

 

GIRLS SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Program is voluntary.  Meets weekly.  Girl Scout curriculum is provided by the program specialist.  Black Hills Girls Scouts of America assists with provision of materials.  Guided group discussion and activities discuss issues that confront female youth. 

 

AMERICAN INDIAN LIFE SKILLS

Suicide and Bullying prevention curriculum developed by Teresa D. Laframboise.  Topics included are:  Self Esteem Building, Identifying emotions and stress, Problem Solving Communication, Recognition of Self Destructive Behavior, Suicide Prevention and Planning for a Future. 

 

TECA IGLUKINIPI-ARTS AND CRAFTS

The Sinte Gleska University Reclaiming Futures and the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth Wellness and Renewal Center are two organizations located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation home of the Sicangu Lakota.  The Programs have partnered to facilitate a youth program that will serve as an avenue to instill Lakota Values of Woohitika (Courage),Wacanteognaka(Generosity),Wowacintonka (Fortitude) and Woksape (Wisdom).  The program success depends on various community partnerships and volunteers who are all working together for a better future for our community.

Partners include:  SGU TBIC Tribal Business Information Center, SGU Human Services/Interns, SGU Bookstore, Soldier Woman Art and Gift Gallery, WWT Staff Volunteers, SGU Staff Volunteers, Community Artists & Business Advisors, Community Volunteers. The Program goals include:  Teaching Youth a Positive Hobby, Teaching Youth Work Ethic, Teaching Youth how to operate a business, Provide Volunteer Opportunities for the community, Teach Life Skills, History, Story Telling, Culture and Lakota Language to youth, Provide an avenue for youth to be creative, To contribute a portion of profits to our community.

 

FITNESS ROUTINE

Mandatory 25 minute moderate daily exercise routine consisting of warm-up, stretching, calesthenics and cool down. 

 

PRAYER CIRCLE

Voluntary.  Youth are provided the opportunity to pray at the beginning of every day.  There are prayers that are available for youth who want to utilize them.

 

EDUCATION

The Todd County School District operates the educational program consisting of 70 seats.  There are 4 certified teachers, 4 paraprofessionals, 2 counselors, 1 special education teacher, 1 secretary and 1 principal.  Youth are court ordered to attend school and are evaluated on academics, behavior and attendance.   

 

DAY REPORT

40 seat court ordered school.  Youth attend school Monday -Friday 9 am to 3pm.  Youth are required to wear uniforms and adhere to strict rules and regulations.  All behavioral incidents are reported to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children's Court. 

  

SWEAT LODGE

Is provided upon request.  We try to hold them once a week.  Males and Females Seperately.  We rely on local volunteers to provide this service.

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BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

In this system our youth are taught how to follow rules and earn more privileges and responsibility.  It teaches our youth that the difference between sorrow and happiness is a choice that they have the power to make.  Most importantly it teaches our youth about  Lakota values such as:  Woohitika (Courage), Wowacintonka (Resiliency), Wacantognaka (Generosity), Woksape (Wisdom), and Wolakota (Peace/Harmony).

 

COMMISSARY

Youth Behavior is evaluated every hour by Detention Staff.  Youth are given points based on behavior which can be spent in the Commissary Store.  The commissary offers nutritious snacks, hygiene items, haircuts, arts supplies and stationary. 

 

LAKOTA LANGUANGE CLASSES

The Wanbli Wiconi Tipi offers instruction on Lakota Language.  Preservation of the Lakota Language is vital to the future of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

 

LAKOTA CULTURAL CLASSES

The Wanbli Wiconi Tipi offers classes through community volunteers to inform youth about the beauty and strength of the Lakota Culture we try to include this into every program that we operate.

 

LIBRARY

We have a 5,000 book library and offer incentive awards for completed book reports. http://gowithbooks.com/Completed_Projects.php

 

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MOVIE NIGHT

Saturday Night youth watch movies complete with Pop Corn and Pop.

 

STAFF V. YOUTH BASKETBALL

Once a month staff and youth challenge each other to a friendly game of Basketball.  This is part of on going efforts to create harmony and balance within our Facility. 

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MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING            

We have a Clinical Psychologist on staff to provide routine mental health services to all youth that we serve.  The Clinical Psychologists works closely with the Courts, Indian Health Service, Treatment organizations and staff to ensure adequate Mental Health Services and Plans are delivered to youth.

 

GED

We Partner with Sinte Gleska University to ensure that youth have the ability to get off to a good start when a GED is a better option.

 

BIBLE STUDY

Voluntary.  Bible study is offered weekly by area Faith Based Groups.

 

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Court Ordered.  We offer information and counseling to address youth who have problems with the Management of Anger.  Facilitated by our Clinical Psychologist.

 

TRANSITIONAL COUNSELING

The Todd County School District provides a Transitional Counseling program to assist youth in successful reintroduction to area schools and programs.

 

GARDENING

Our Detained youth manage a garden and are learning about how to maintain a garden.  Youth will use harvest for food service program and will donate to community elderly.  Pumpkins will be used for a Youth carving contest in October. 

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PREVENTION VIDEO LIBRARY

Resident Youth are scheduled to watch educational videos from our video library.  Youth write one page reaction papers in response to the videos.  Videos include:  Guidance Clubs for teens, History, The Power of Choice, Big Changes Big Choices, Life Steps, Drug Education for Teens, Straight Talk, Career Series and other prevention/education videos.

 

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Sinte Gleska University instructor Nora Antoine M.A. teachs a Conflict Management course at the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi.  The class is made up of actual college students, elderly volunteers and Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth.  The class teaches how to deal with conflict and its effects on the community.

 

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM

RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)

The Wanbli Wiconi Tipi serves as a volunteer station for elderly volunteer programs.  We encourage elderly interaction with our youth in a variety of programs.  We partner with the Black Hills Foster Grandparent Program, Sturgis-SD and the Volunteers of America out of Sioux Falls, SD.

 

FREE BOOKS

Reading is a positive activity that is a part of Wellness.  The Wanbli Wiconi Tipi has a variety of free books for youth, families, staff and the public to promote reading.  They are located in the front lobby at the Facility.  Books have been donated to the Facility Library and we are at this time overstocked.  We accept donations of books for this program.  Thank you.

 

 

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