• March 2009
  • Vol. 10, No. 2

Current Theme or Topic

This month, the Spotlight focuses on Working With Tribes, including an example of a successful Tribal-State agreement and information on grants, ICWA in practice, Native Americans living in urban areas, and Tribal resources.

  • Tribal-State Agreement Benefits Children
    When Tribal children are unable to remain with their families, many Tribal child welfare systems are forced to choose between relinquishing the children to State care or retaining oversight but...
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  • Resources on Tribal Child Welfare From the T&TA Network
    The Children's Bureau’s Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Network members work with States and Tribes on issues that impact Native Alaskan and Indian children and families. In...
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  • Working With Native American Families
    A recent article in the "Journal of Public Child Welfare" provides information to help child welfare workers better understand the cultural elements of effective practice with Native American...
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  • Iowa Provides ICWA Guidance
    A new practice bulletin released by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services focuses on the requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), relevant State legislation, and the...
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  • NICWA Online Newsletter
    The National Indian Child Welfare Association's online quarterly newsletter, "NICWA News," is expanding to include more articles about NICWA programs and the people they serve. The most recent...
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  • Urban Indians
    While approximately half of Native Americans live in urban areas, including 800,000 Native children, there has not been a strong research focus on the needs of these Indian families or on practice...
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  • ACF Grants for Tribes
    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans several funding opportunities for Tribes. ACF's Administration for Native Americans recently announced Planning Grants and...
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