229 Specialized Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)


The Advanced ICWA course is step two for workers (state and tribal) to participate in further strategies with working under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) provisions.  The Advanced ICWA course curriculum was created by representatives from tribes, tribal organizations, the Office of Children’s Services and various community partners.

This course allows participants to have deeper discussions about how ICWA affects state policies and practice.  And will offer an opportunity for workers to identify areas of confusion and seek some clarification on historical information/process.  This course is a full 2-day curriculum covering the below areas:

  Historical trauma                Cultural continuity

  Definitions under ICWA      Definitions of placement

  Spirit of the law                  Collaboration

  Legal requirements            Safety and best interest