• May/June 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 3

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New Tribal Training Manuals

Several training manuals and materials addressing basic and advanced Indian Child Welfare topics have been developed by the South Canadian Resource Center. The following description provides information on one of the Center's recently published manuals.

Indian Child Welfare Policy and Procedures Manual, 2000 Edition. 163 pp. Indian Child Welfare Sample Forms Manual. South Canadian ICW Resource Center, Norman, OK. 2000. 120 pp. Comb bound. $129.00 set with disk.

Numerous agencies provide social services to Indian children and their families under the guidance of the Indian Child Welfare Act Program. The South Canadian Indian Child Welfare Resource Center created this manual in 1992 to provide step-by-step procedures, consistent with federal law, for the Indian child welfare worker. The 2000 update contains new sections addressing the storage of computer records, worker safety issues, cases transferred from state courts, reversing transfers, and case management. Chapters also cover:

  • Policy, objectives, and eligibility for services
  • Seven critical case management activities
  • Record keeping
  • Interagency cooperation
  • Investigating reports of child abuse

The forms manual provides master copies of 50 office forms, which also are presented in Microsoft Word 7 format on a 3.5 inch disk.

To purchase a copy, contact:

South Canadian ICW Resource Center
4105 Quail Dr.
Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 405-447-8519
Fax: 405-447-0739
Email: ricshort@aol.com
Website: coming soon

The South Canadian Resource Center has also published the following training materials:

  • Court for Caseworkers: An Introduction to Procedures and Policies of Native American Courts, 2000.
  • Child Protection Services Policy and Procedures Manual, and Child Protection Services Sample Forms Manual, 2000.
  • Understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act, 1999.

For more information on locating Tribal sources of child welfare training, or other sources of child welfare training, visit the Child Welfare Training Resources Online Network at http://nccanch.acf.hhs.gov/profess/workforce. (Note from the Editor: This link is no longer working.)

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