The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centers the voices of 64 caregivers who share their stories of fighting to keep their children out of government care.
Tribal Child Welfare
Provides resources for state and tribal cofacilitators to conduct a three-day in-person training designed to build collective understanding of tribal experiences. Facilitators will model and cultivate collaborative relationships between state and tribal participants to promote sustainable partnerships and increase Indian Child Welfare Act compliance through collective action planning. This learning experience provides training guidelines, a …
As the third paper in a series of three, this article presents a study on the Anishinaabe worldview perspectives of Center staff and allies related to systems change in child welfare. The authors conducted interviews to analyze processes of systems change and provide examples, and guidance at the tribal, county, and state levels.
This summary examines the correlation between American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) parents who are involved in ICWA cases, their exposure to trauma, and how that affects their ability to care for their children.
A video sharing the history of ICWA as well as the present state of ICWA. Practice considerations and practice examples regarding active efforts are also discussed.
This brief provides an overview of ten culturally specific programs and two culturally responsive interventions, the evidence for each, and the considerations for next steps to have each reviewed and possibly approved by the Prevention Services Clearinghouse. Each was uniquely and intentionally designed for people of color, with varied social economic status, and seeks to …
A summary of the inception of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Family Safety Program and the role of the QIC-WD in helping to strengthen their workforce.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians worked with the QIC-WD to develop an onboarding program. This video highlights the experience of workers, supervisors, and leaders who speak to the importance of cultural understanding and implementing a process that introduces workers to all functions of the agency as well as the job.
This article, which is the second in a series of three, examines the social work education program at the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare at University of Minnesota, Duluth, and its effect on the 8 students who were interviewed.
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.