Tribal Social Workers ICWA Training

The Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program is administered by the National Indian Justice Center pursuant to a grant from the California Department of Social Services.

The goal of the program is to provide training and educational resources to social workers and other professionals working on Indian Child Welfare cases over the next three years. Current project curricula include Tribal Criminal Background Checks, Tribal Customary Adoption, Active Efforts, and Stages of Dependency. NIJC will develop additional curricula in the future. Additionally, NIJC will provide office-based technical assistance to tribes and county agencies in California on conducting Tribal Criminal Background Checks.

Please check back on this page for training dates and locations, as well as resources and training materials. To join our email list to receive project and training announcements, please contact Jennifer Keleher, Training Coordinator, at jkeleher@nijc.org.

If you have any additional questions about the project, please contact Raquelle Myers, Staff Attorney, at nijc@aol.com or (707) 579-5507.

Call for Consultant Proposals for Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program

The Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program is funded by the California Department of Social Services, Office of Tribal Affairs and administered by the National Indian Justice Center. The goal of this project is to educate social workers and other professionals working on Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases. Project curricula include Tribal Criminal Background Checks, Tribal Customary Adoption, Active Efforts, and Stages of Dependency. These workshops will teach participants about California ICWA regulations and requirements. NIJC staff and consultants will deliver these curricula in one-day workshops for two to three days at each training site.

The current deadline for the first cycle of training consultant proposals has been extended to March 29th. NIJC will have several collection cycles for consultant proposals over the next two years of the project. Please check back on this page for information on the current collection cycle.

NIJC is currently looking for consultants to teach the workshops listed above. If you are interested in being a consultant, please fill out this form and submit it to Kelly Myers at nijc@aol.com

If you have any questions about being a consultant or the project, please contact Ben Myers at benmyers@nijc.org or (707) 579-5507.