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.
Document Category: Tribal Child Welfare
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is one of the key components to protecting the rights and culture of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children and families. Unfortunately, not all child welfare caseworkers are aware of how to apply ICWA or the troubling history that prompted the law to be enacted. This …
This PowerPoint presentation defines and describes why decolonizing child welfare is important, highlights Touchstones of Hope, and explains NICWA’s approach to child welfare program redesign.
This hour long documentary focuses on the lives and culture of the people that make up the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota.
This report compiles the work of two projects launched by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) to move forward research on Native Americans in social work education. The first is a a data collection initiative on Native American students and faculty, as well as Native American content in social work curriculum. The second is …
This benchbook for tribal justice systems covers topics of historical trauma and how it can be overcome through healing models and community restoration.
Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. This is often done at the beginning of ceremonies, lectures, or any public event. It can be a subtle way to recognize the history of colonialism and a need for change in settler colonial societies. This …
Tribal child welfare programs shouldn’t have to reinvent every wheel. With a cooperative and collaborative spirit in mind, the Capacity Building Center for Tribes created this space for tribes to easily share the forms, agreements, tools, and templates they use on a regular basis with one another.
This series of flowcharts serves as a guide for making decisions related to ICWA.
Making mindfulness practices an integral part of the culture, structure, and practice of child welfare organizations results in reduced stress, increased capacity to engage with families, and better outcomes for families.