Educational, Training and Promotional Materials
NICWA was funded by the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc. to develop and disseminate the 'Ensuring the Seventh Generation: Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit' for child welfare and mental health programs focused on victims of abuse, children in out-of-home care, and witnesses of violence. The toolkit is to educate tribal child welfare workers of the warning signs of suicide, risk and protective factors, suicide prevention and intervention methods, and when such workers should seek professional mental health services.
Preventing child abuse is one of the most basic aspects of American Indian culture. Nevertheless, child abuse occurs. This page contains resources to help you become involved in preventing child abuse through grass-roots efforts in your community.
These single-page (double- sided) information sheets can be printed and used as handouts.
When contacting a tribe to find out if a child is a member of the tribe or is eligible for membership, ask to be directed to the Tribal Enrollment office. Questions related to jurisdiction, intervention, relative placements, and other ICWA concerns should be directed to the Social Service or ICWA office.
For more information, explore these links to federal agencies, federal legislation, Congressional representatives, social services, advocacy groups, grantmakers, resource centers for women and youth, tribal councils, and information resources on health, mental health and legal issues.