Document Category: Inclusivity/Racial Equity

ICWA Active Efforts

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.

ICWA Placement Preferences

This brief from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes explains the law and regulations for following preferred placement preferences with ICWA cases.

ICWA Online Guide: Qualified Expert Witness

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.

ICWA Inquiry and Notification

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.

American Indian/Alaska Natives Curriculum Content Evaluation Guide

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.

Learning, Leading, Changing: Advancing Workplace Equity

This learning exchange, held on April 19, 2022, focused on how participants can advance workplace equity in child welfare. Panelists explored research on experiences of workplace discrimination in child welfare and discuss strategies for university and agency partners to build towards more equitable workplaces. The panel discussion was followed by a small group peer-to-peer exchange …

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Learning, Leading, Changing: Collaborating to Enhance ICWA Knowledge and Practice

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.