Washington State is home to 29 federally recognized Indian tribes. In 1978, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in response to the alarmingly high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by both public and private agencies and placed with non-Indian families. Tribal social workers support families in tribes and help tribal communities protect Indian children in the spirit and letter of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The Alliance is dedicated to providing training for tribal social workers, along with any caregivers, social workers, or administrators who need to understand the needs of tribal communities and Indian children.
To view a calendar of upcoming trainings, click here.