The Kinship Services in Child Welfare Policy Toolkit, Policy Issues Overview and Guidance for Policy Language, examines issues for consideration in policies and procedures with trauma-informed policy guidance to support the development of tribally specific child welfare policy.
Tribal consultations are critical to ensuring compliance and strengthening its implementation with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
The Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) invite tribal leaders to in-person and virtual tribal consultations on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and federal agencies’ roles in promoting federal protections for Native children and families.
Learn more about the exciting updates in our newest edition of our most popular curriculum, Positive Indian Parenting. For over 30 years, passionate, experienced, and committed NICWA trainers have traveled the country providing instruction to frontline workers to help the families in their own communities using a culturally-specific approach rooted in tradition.
NICWA News is the quarterly newsletter for NICWA members and donors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to for questions about membership. For reprint requests, additional copies, or other information, contact us at email@example.com.
Today’s decision is a massive victory for Native children, Native families, and the future of Native peoples. The Court’s decision affirmed that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is constitutional, puts the best interests of Native kids first, and is grounded in tribal sovereignty. This ruling respects the work that Tribal Nations have done for millennia to ensure Native kids stay connected to their families, communities, and cultures whenever possible.
NICWA News is the quarterly newsletter for members and donors of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to for questions about membership. For reprint requests, additional copies, or other information, contact us at email@example.com or visit www.nicwa.org.
Although relative caregivers are central to child safety and well-being, little attention has been paid to ensuring that child welfare policies honor and support the integrity of extended family systems.
NICWA submitted written testimony ahead of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) tribal budget consultation.
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.