The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) anxiously anticipates the December Training Institute and hopes you will join them for training in either a Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) or Understanding ICWA training. Both courses will equip individuals, tribes, and organizations working in the field of Indian child welfare to better serve Native youth and families.
PIP prepares tribal and non-tribal child welfare personnel to train American Indian and Alaska Native parents using a culturally specific approach. The materials presented during this training draw on the strengths of historic Indian child-rearing practices and blend traditional values with contemporary skills.
Understanding ICWA provides participants with information about the basic legal requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) and the practice issues involved with ICWA’s implementation.
Those who attend have plenty of positive feedback to report. One recent training participant noted: “I didn’t realize that our tribe could have such a big role. I didn’t know the great influence and impact we could have.”
Join communities from across North America in this fantastic professional development opportunity.