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Cultural Competency Workshop: In the Best Interest: Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act

May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


In the Best Interest: Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act

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 session will examine the roots and cultural worldviews of the Indian Child Welfare Act and cover the basic essentials of the Act.

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.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

The cost is $50 to attend. Please visit the Registration page to sign up and for payment details. We are able to accept payments online!

Click here to register!

View or download the printable flyer (PDF).

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.


May 25, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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