The ICWA Compliance Summary and Review of Existing Literature is an overview of existing tools and research regarding compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Within this policy brief are findings compiled into two categories involving systemic reviews of existing studies on ICWA compliance and checklists, methods, and frameworks for measuring ICWA compliance.
NICWA and the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network are thrilled to roll out a unique opportunity for one tribe to work with the nation’s leading experts on relative caregiver/kinship families, all free of charge.
How Relative Caregivers Can Advocate for Relative Native Children in State Child Welfare Agency Custody
How Relative Caregivers Can Advocate for Relative Native Children in State Child Welfare Agency Custody Extended family members and close family friends, sometimes in a fictive kin role, are important resources to families encountering the child welfare system due to...
Help us take a stand for Native children by voicing the importance of keeping them safe, healthy, and connected to their families, communities, and cultures. Join us in submitting comments on two important Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) impacting Native children, youth, and families. Comments can be filed online and are due by Monday, November 27.
NICWA issues comments regarding the development of a uniform state ICWA law.
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NICWA and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Partner to Relentlessly Advocate for the Needs of Native Children and Their Families
On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) announced a generous three-year $450,000 grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced three new sets of regulations that will provide more opportunities for tribes and states to develop licensing standards for relative care providers.
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.