National Child Welfare Association

Cross-Cultural Skills in Indian Child Welfare:
Training for Non-Indian Child Welfare Workers

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Duration, Fees, Registration

  • 1 day workshop
  • $1,600/day (Travel costs including mileage, accommodations, and meals are billed in addition to the workshop fees.)
  • $150/hour for consultation
  • Materials: $16.00 each

About the Workshop

This workshop is designed to give the participant an overview of working with Indian families in child welfare. A brief history of Indian child welfare and summary of Indian culture sets the stage for examination of specific helping approaches. Interviewing assessment and intervention strategies are discussed. Cultural issues in protective services, foster care, permanency planning, and parent training are covered, and measures to make services culturally sensitive are suggested. The child welfare worker's role with alcoholic families is discussed.