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.
The Center for Regional and Tribal Welfare Studies: Systems Change Through a Relational Anishinaabe Worldview: NCWWI 1-page Summary
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.
Assessing Trauma in American Indian/Alaska Native Parents as an ICWA Active Effort: NCWWI 1-page Summary
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.
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.