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: Tribal Child Welfare
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 describes how the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) applies to child welfare social work practice with American Indian/Alaska Natives.
This infographic provides a timeline for Indian Child Welfare from 1820 to present
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.
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 …