Parenting a Native American Child: Partnering in the Interest of Culture for Caregivers (eLearning)
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This 3 hour eLearning provides Caregivers with an introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal sovereignty and the impacts on foster parenting.  The Indian Child Welfare Act obliges child welfare agencies and caregivers to take certain steps to protect and preserve the rights and cultural and familial connections of children covered by the act.  For non-Federally recognized tribes (and in other circumstances), Washington State enacted policy related to Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees (LICWACs) to staff tribal cases and these impacts and supports are also discussed.  This training explores the legal, historical, and social biases which have impacted and continue to have a disproportionate impact on Native American children and families.  Caregivers will review basic information and skills needed to work with families and children who are covered under ICWA and LICWAC.  The State of Washington’s legal and policy guidelines around placement and permanency preferences for children covered by ICWA and LICWAC are explored, as well as the various manners in which Tribes can take jurisdiction or chose to otherwise be involved in Child Welfare cases.  Skills and resources are also discussed to help caregivers support and develop a child’s cultural identity and tribal connection.

Audience Description: 

Caregivers, foster parents, adoptive parents, and relative caregivers.

Topics: 
Working with Agencies
Permanency
Culture
Delivery Method: 
E-Learning
Training Level: 
In-Service
Hours: 
3
Audience: 
Caregivers
Is this course eligible for STARS credit?: 
No
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
No
Registration Instructions: 

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  2. When the course page appears, click on the "Launch" button

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