Educational resources from the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Judicial Council of California: www.courts.ca.gov
This module supports the guidelines of the Indian Child Welfare Act. It provides information on overcoming Indian families' fundamental mistrust and engaging families appropriately; how federal Indian policy affects Indian communities: Indian culture, traditions, family, and child rearing; the role of extended family systems and community networks for reservation and non-reservation Indians; the premise and guidelines of the ICWA and related federal and state laws that govern the implementation of the ICWA: the notion that the best interests of the Indian child are served by the tribes; collaborating with tribal workers; the role of cultural factors in risk assessment of Indian child welfare cases; community resources and skills in networking within the Indian community and within rural Indian community settings; skills in a variety of social work methods; and the differences between particular tribes. (236 pages)Becker, I., Daly, D., Gross, B., Robertson, G., Robinson, M., Casey, D., et al. (2000).
This resource provides access to each edition of the Northern California Training Academy's child welfare practice journal Reaching Out.
This resource provides access to videos produced and/or used by the Northern California Training Academy to support training for child welfare practitioners. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.