ICWA Chart on the Child Welfare Information Gateway

Working with American Indian Children and Families

States and jurisdictions may work with Tribes on child welfare issues in many different ways. In some cases, Tribes run their own child welfare systems; in other cases, Tribes receive different degrees of funding and services from States or counties. In all cases, workers from non-Tribal cultural backgrounds will benefit from learning about Indian history, relevant Federal laws, and cultural considerations. This new section of the Child Welfare Information Gateway website is designed to help non-Indian child welfare workers and agencies find resources on issues relevant to working with American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

Access Chart online. http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/cultural/families/americanindian/index.cfm