Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), for Caregivers

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Description

This 3-hour In-Service level training provides Caregivers with an introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal sovereignty and the impacts on foster parenting.  The Indian Child Welfare Act obliges child welfare agencies and caregivers to take certain steps to protect and preserve the rights and cultural and familial connections of children covered by the act.  For non-Federally recognized tribes (and in other circumstances), Washington State enacted policy related to Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees (LICWACs) to staff tribal cases and these impacts and supports are also discussed.  This training explores the legal, historical, and social biases which have impacted and continue to have a disproportionate impact on Native American children and families.  Caregivers will review basic information and skills needed to work with families and children who are covered under ICWA and LICWAC.  The State of Washington’s legal and policy guidelines around placement and permanency preferences for children covered by ICWA and LICWAC are explored, as well as the various manners in which Tribes can take jurisdiction or chose to otherwise be involved in Child Welfare cases.  Skills and resources are also discussed to help caregivers support and develop a child’s cultural identity and tribal connection.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Caregivers

Dates and Locations

 
Auburn
Classroom
April 6, 2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceFrancis Cacalda, Indian Child Welfare Training Coordinator, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Auburn, Green River College 12401 SE 320th St Auburn WA 98092, Lindbloom Student Union Bldg. Willow Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

 Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

 Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu.

Port Townsend
Classroom
April 30, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Francis Cacalda, Indian Child Welfare Training Coordinator, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Port Townsend DCFS Office 915 Sheridan STE 201 Port Townsend WA 98368, Large Conference Room Map

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.