The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - (5/14/2022) On-Demand

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Recorded On: 05/14/2022

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Learn the history and the reason behind the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978. The spirit and the letter of the law, is the "gold standard" of child welfare practice, through using "active efforts" to keep children in their homes; and if that is not possible, placing with family/kin placements within in a culturally affirming environment.

Attendees will also learn to approach child welfare with cultural humility to get the most for children and families.

Training Hours: 2

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What People Are Saying:

"This helped me understand why Native foster care is different. It comes across in training as 'negative', but this helped me understand the value in the difference."

"Super informative and nice to have the perspective and expertise of folks who really know intricacies."

"You hear so many things about ICWA and this was helpful to understand the information behind it."

"As a foster parents we feel it is imperative to maintain a child's heritage and identity. This training confirmed this and offered insight into the importance of it."

Sheldon Spotted Elk (Moderator)

Sheldon Spotted Elk (Northern Cheyenne) is an agent of change to improve systemic legal outcomes for Indian children and families involved in the child welfare system. He works regularly as a strategic partner with both Tribal and state court systems.

He currently serves as a judge for a tribal court of appeals. He has taught adjunct courses and provided many lectures at law schools throughout the country. And he has authored articles on tribal law and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Sheldon is a graduate of University of New Mexico School of Law. He is the father of two sons.


Recorded 05/14/2022  |  120 minutes
Recorded 05/14/2022  |  120 minutes
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2.00 Training Hours credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 Training Hours credits  |  Certificate available