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: Practice Supports
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.
This guidebook provides practical tips & tools for working with children and youth who have experienced trauma (and for the adults who love them, too).
This report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines how child welfare agencies responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and how the challenges affected both child protective and foster care services.
This 1-pager defines and explains active efforts according to the 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) final rule. Information includes examples of how active efforts are different from reasonable/passive efforts and how public child welfare programs can ensure active efforts are followed.
This document contains the feedback and recommendations from participants of the September 22, 2020, NCWWI Innovations Exchange on Practice Supports.
The summary describes how a smartphone app helped reinforce content from a training program for resource caregivers* on the use of trauma-informed parenting strategies.
Participant ideas and resources from the NCWWI webinar Supporting the Virtual Workforce: Using Social Media and Technology to Engage Children, Youth, and Families