• October 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 9

Spotlight on Tribal Child Welfare

Native American children are disproportionally represented in child welfare. Efforts to effect change must be culturally competent and protect the best interests of Indian children and strengthen Native families. This month, we look at cultural adaptations of trauma treatments, research on the use of social services by urban American Indian families, and a guide to help CASAs advocate for Native children.

  • Integrating Traditional Healing in Trauma Treatments
    Because culture is integral to healing among Native American communities, the National Native Children's Trauma Center works to integrate traditional cultural activities—including...
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  • Social Service Use Among Urban American Indian Families
    There is a scarcity of information about the use of government services by urban American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) families. To unearth additional information, the Office of Planning, Research...
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  • Helping CASAs Advocate for Native Children
    A new publication, Supporting Native Children: A Guide for CASA/GAL Advocacy in State Courts, explains the unique aspects of representing the best interests of a Native American child. The booklet...
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  • An Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act
    The Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts/Court Improvement Program, in consultation with the National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues and the National Resource Center for...
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  • Video on Indian Child Welfare
    The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) hosted a panel discussion on June 6, 2013, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, aimed at shedding light on the "invisible children" in...
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