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TaKu Skan Skan Reentry Model
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Taku Ska Ska Reentry Model ~ Conceptual Framework “ That which moves, that which lives and is connected”
“Is the mystery within all living things”
“Sacred energy, connects all living beings on the same spiritual
plane; equally… no one greater than the other”
TAKU SKAn SKAnREENTRY MODEL
In many American Indian tribes’ the dragonfly
represents renewal, hope,
• Zuni ~ “the dragonfly spirit helps
children restore a way of life that has been
taken from then”
• Hopi~ “renewal, considered a messenger”
• Cherokee ~ “freedom and change”
• Dakota ~ “the dragonfly spirit is the essence of the
winds of change; guide youth to the pathway of
TaKu Skan Skan Reentry Model
When the youth enters
the JDC :• Do we tend to their
SPIRIT ?• Do we know their trauma ?• Do we acknowledge their trauma?• Do we provide a caring adult to spend
time with them the first 24 hours?
• Do we ask what their Spirit needs are ?
When the youth is in the JDC:• Are we providing supports to
increase self identity, self esteem ?
• Are we providing a venue for positive self development?
• Are we providing a venue for leadership development?
• Are we providing a venue for creative expression?
• Are all educational supports in place?
• Are all behavioral health supports in place?
When the youth are in the JDC:• Are other tribal programs working
with the family on any issues that could negatively impact the health and wellness of the “returning” youth to the family ?
• Does the family have resources to explore their spiritual and cultural needs to support family health and wellness?
• Has the family been invited to be part of the reentry planning?
• Does the family have the support to visit the youth on a regular basis?
What strategic planning is the
community doing to address the
short and long term needs of
youth in the areas of:• Academic achievement
• Post secondary resources
• Safe Houses
• Cultural & Spiritual engagement
• Healthy relationships & role models
• Leadership opportunities
• Recreational activities
• Sports programs
• Sobriety & Wellness
Moving from detention to healing
systems approach:• What type of capacity building
is needed to develop a holistic approach to reentry ?
• What cultural best practice programs are being employed?
• What partners do tribal JDCs need to support a holistic approach to healing?
• New funding streams?• Youth Voice ?
TJDC Next Steps:
Assessment:• What are the strengths of your
reentry program?• Does your reentry program address the
components in the Taku Skan Skan
model?• What are the service gaps in your
reentry program?• What resources do you have to fill the
Taking Up The Challenge
We are all leaders. Each one of us is setting an example for someone
else, and each one of us has a responsibility to shape the future as we
wish it could be for our youth.
Taku Skan Skan Reentry Model recognizes our youth are spiritual beings
first and foremost..
Taku Skan Skan Reentry Model recognizes the spirits of our youth have to be
nurtured and healed in order for our youth to reclaim their future….
Taku Skan Skan Reentry Model recognizes that we can create systems and
community change; one youth at a time