Child & Family

Mission Statement

The mission of the Child and Family Services Program is to strengthen family units within the Seneca communities by being sensitive to the traditions and beliefs of the Seneca people.

About Our Services

The Child and Family Services Program is the official agency of the Seneca Nation responsible for providing assistance to families affected by child abuse/neglect or adoption of a Seneca child.

Education and awareness are very important steps toward the prevention of child abuse or neglect. The CFS Program offers parenting classes for foster parents and biological parents. The Program strives to prevent out of home placement of Native children as the goal of the case plan is to reunify the family. The Program provides case management services and referrals to other agencies that will help the family serve the best interests of the child.

The Child and Family Services Program can provide assistance through court ordered or self referral situations.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it and whoever you are, you need one." Jane Howard