In 1978, a contingent of elders from North Dakota lobbied for the passage of a unique Congressional Act to keep their grandchildren from being unnecessarily removed. This month’s session of our Cultural Competency Workshops will examine the roots and cultural worldviews of the Indian Child Welfare Act and cover the basic essentials of the Act. It is for helping professionals who work with American Indian populations.

Upon completion of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the basic provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Understand the spirit and intent of the law and how it relates to the cultural worldviews of American Indian families
  • Be able to utilize the information in family and youth support plans

Who should attend: Social workers, guardian ad litems, ICWA workers, youth advocates, mental health professionals, family counselors, addiction professionals, domestic violence advocates, public health professionals, teachers and guidance counselors, community non-profit leaders, parents, and others who work with American Indian youth.

The cost is $50 to attend. Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Friday, May 25
SPRC Board Room
400 W. Main, Mandan ND
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The Cultural Competency Workshop Series is a service of SPRC for professionals in the Bismarck-Mandan area working with and in American Indian populations. CEUs are provided where possible.