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Tribal Child Advocacy Centers: A Virtual Panel Discussion

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Please join an interactive discussion about child advocacy centers serving Tribal children and families. The discussion will feature Tribal child advocates reflecting on their work. 

Topics to be covered include launching child advocacy services in Tribal communities, developing relationships with Tribal leadership and community members, and facing the inevitable challenges that arise in the work. 

The panelists will also offer guidance for those who are seeking to develop CACs in Tribal communities and for CACs seeking to expand their services to Tribal communities.


  • Carol Colmenero (Diné/Mexican) is Director of the Family Advocacy Center of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona.
  • Jade Carela is a Tulalip Tribal Member and Director of her Tribe’s Children’s Advocacy Center and Legacy of Healing, both of which are advocacy centers that serve victims of crime on the Tulalip Indian reservation in Washington. 
  • Megan Sherman is Manager of the Southcentral Foundation’s program for American Indian and Alaska Native children within the Alaska CARES Child Advocacy Center in Anchorage. 
  • Bobbi Outten, Director at Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors, is Anishinaabe from White Earth Reservation and grew up in Haines, Alaska. 

Date Created: December 16, 2021