Archived Grand Rounds Web Cast
Promising Practices from the Rural Environment: A Lakota Culturally Centered System of Care for Children and Families
Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs, M.S.
March 27, 2007
- To discuss promising practices relevant to a rural system or circle of care for children/youth and families with complex needs.
- To show examples of how one Indigenous/American Indian community is reconnecting to their life ways to re-establish their “circle of care”.
Ethleen Iron Cloud-Two Dogs is the English name for Sina (Shee-nah) Ikikcu (Ee-kee-kchoo) Win (Weenh) or “Takes the Robe Woman” and lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with her family. Her work includes building on the strengths of individuals, families and communities in the area of human resource development. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Resource Development as well as coursework in Masters of Public Administration. Ethleen is a 1996 recipient of a Bush Foundation Leaders Fellowship. Ethleen’s work over the past 20 years includes developing a system of care that includes the child welfare system and the substance abuse and mental health system. She also helped with the cultural competency work under the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health.