This brief by the Capacity Building Center for Tribes provides an explanation of Active Efforts as they relate to the Indian Child Welfare Act. It includes links to additional resources as well as to the law and regulations.
Document Category: Community Engagement
This brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with ICWA cases.
This brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the role of Qualified Expert Witnesses (QEW) in ICWA cases. It includes information on the law and regulations as well as sample characteristics of an ICWA QEW, considerations for providing testimony, and links to resources.
This overview from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the process for inquiry and notification in ICWA cases and includes best practices, considerations, and resources.
In keeping with the Council on Social Work Education’s competency-based education standards and social work competencies this curriculum content guide provides general information that social work educators should know when working with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
Held on March 21, 2022, this learning exchange focused on enhancing knowledge and understanding of ICWA and tribal sovereignty through partnerships between schools of social work and child welfare training units in public and tribal child welfare organizations. Panelists shared examples from partnerships in Georgia and Minnesota.
This infographic provides a timeline for Indian Child Welfare from 1820 to present
This document lists the key takeaways identified by participants in the NCWWI Discussion Series event, Building a Resilient Workforce to Address Trauma and Enhance Well-being: Leveraging Key Partnerships.
All of us must work together to build and sustain a climate where child welfare professionals can do their best to help children, youth, and families thrive. Check out the ideas in this infographic for how you can join professionals and non-professionals in supporting children and families in your community.
This study explores child welfare workers’ perspectives on collaboration challenges specific to child welfare cases that also involve interpersonal partner violence.