Tribal and Non-tribal Agencies: A Comparison of how Social Work with Families is Conceptualized in the US

This article explores how the definitions of family impact the provision of services; addresses issues surrounding domestic violence, teen pregnancy, child welfare involvement and the inclusion of extended families as part of client’s support network; and discusses the need for direct practice using broader, more inclusive approaches to family and child welfare. This article’s findings and conclusions are drawn from a case study involving two different types of social work agencies: Native American child welfare and not-for-profit family services. (2014) Additional Keywords: Native American, American Indian