Tribal Child Welfare Specialist
Chiara has a diverse background in the Human Services field specializing in Tribal Child Welfare. She has experience as a Tribal Child Welfare Consultant, Tribal Human Services Director, Social Services Program Manager, Grant Coordinator, Child Welfare Caseworker, and many other frontline positions within the Human Services field. She is an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, and she holds degrees in Business Administration and Social Work. Chiara currently serves as the Vice President of the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition, and she is a part of other various committees and boards related to the work she does. She is a certified facilitator of the Fatherhood is Sacred/Motherhood is Sacred parenting curriculum which she has been facilitating for over 10 years. She is also certified nationally as an approved Trainer for the Native American Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence: Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP:NA). Chiara enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of Tribal Child Welfare practice, Native American Parenting experiences and other life and career related experiences with others both locally and nationally.