Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program

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.

Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program
Needs Assessment Survey

The National Indian Justice Center is administering the Tribal Indian Child Welfare Advocates Training Program pursuant to a grant from the California Department of Social Services. The program will provide training and educational resources to social workers and other professionals working on Indian Child Welfare cases. Project curricula include Tribal Criminal Background Checks, Tribal Customary Adoption, Active Efforts, and Stages of Dependency.

Please follow the link to fill out our training needs assessment survey. This survey will help NIJC develop new curricula, adjust existing curricula, and provide training to regions that need it.

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN39XS3

If you have any questions about the project, please email Ben Myers, Staff Attorney, at benmyers@nijc.org or call at (707) 579-5507.

Call for Consultants 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.

NIJC is currently looking for consultants to teach the workshops listed above. NIJC will be selecting consultants on a rolling basis as the project trainings are scheduled and new curricula are created. If you are interested in being a consultant, please review the request for bids and send your resume to Ben Myers, Staff Attorney, at benmyers@nijc.org

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Department of Health and Human Services - Administration for Children and Families - ACYF/CB

Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families
Deadline to apply is June 11, 2019
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to fund cooperative agreements that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that prevent child maltreatment, reduce entry into the public child welfare system, and enhance the overall well-being outcomes of children and families. Funding will be used to improve the safety and stability of all families and reinforce supportive, nurturing relationships by: enhancing the capacity of communities to offer broad-based family supports; using data to inform and align strategies across sectors to address site specific barriers; supporting strategic collaborations with traditional family serving agencies and non-traditional partners; and coordinating, monitoring, and reporting on strategies and outcomes across multi-sector partners. The project period is for 5 years. For more information go to:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309872