National Child Welfare Association


teen and her auntie smiling while at a basketball game - photo by Derrick Pereira

NICWA has developed trainings on a variety of topics related to American Indian child welfare.

Training Institutes

Training Institutes are professional development workshop series designed specifically for American Indian child welfare workers in reservation, urban, and rural settings. Training Institutes are offered 3-4 times per year at locations throughout the nation.

On-site Training

NICWA trainers and speakers can provide a wide range of trainings and technical assistance (TA) to tribes upon request.

ICWA Online Training Course

This course presents the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) in the order a child welfare worker might encounter them in an ICWA case.