Increase the depth of your understanding of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. Take NICWA’s online ICWA training course at your own pace. The provisions of ICWA are explained in non-legal language and presented in the order in which a child welfare worker might encounter them in an ICWA case.
The audience for this program is anyone involved in the out-of-home placement of American Indian children throughout the United States, including social workers from tribal social service agencies; state and county social workers, including staff social workers, supervisors, and training personnel; and social work professors and students.
After completing this course, learners should be able to:
–Understand the circumstances that have shaped American Indian child welfare policies that lead to ICWA
–Explain the purpose of ICWA
–Be able to follow the basic provisions of ICWA by answering simulated case situations
–Know best practices for state child welfare, private child welfare, and tribal child welfare workers when ICWA applies to a child welfare or private adoption case.