Proposed task force to identify needs for trauma services [bismarktribune.com]

 

When Jessica Kluck signed the adoption papers in 2015, she was on her own.

Kluck, a single woman living in Bismarck, adopted five Native American children, ages 5 to 16, all siblings, after serving as their foster parent through PATH foster care agency.

Kluck said she was certain she was destined to help these kids, who were traumatized while living with their parents on a reservation in North Dakota.

 

"It's been a hard road, but I've never regretted it," said Kluck, 37.

Her kids received help from therapy offered locally, which focuses on treating children who have been through abuse, trauma and neglect. Despite "hitting a brick wall" with her kids' state Medicaid coverage, Kluck managed to find some aid for them and paid more than $20,000 out of her own pocket for an out-of-state trauma-based treatment program for her oldest daughter, Tanayea, 16.

Read the whole Bismark Tribune article here.

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