Tribal Information Exchange

Capacity Building Center for Tribes


The Capacity Building Center for Tribes, funded by the Children’s Bureau, provides training and technical assistance to build the capacity of tribal child welfare programs. The Center for Tribes collaborates with American Indian and Alaska Native nations to help strengthen tribal child and family systems and services in order to nurture the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families.

The Tribal Information Exchange provides resources created and gathered by the Center for Tribes for tribal child welfare professionals. We hope you find the resources on this page useful.

Tribal CHILD WELFARE Resources

Find Resources

Visit our Resource Library to search for over 400 resources curated for tribal child welfare professionals.

Gather Tools from Tribes

Tools from Tribes is a space for tribal child welfare professionals to find and share frequently used forms and templates.

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Build Knowledge

Discover tools, trainings, and other resources organized by child welfare topic area.

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Center for Tribes Podcast

The Center for Tribes podcast features conversations with child welfare experts across Indian Country to address the importance of building tribal child welfare programs that are reflective of their community values and culture – reclaiming the narrative from a dominant system to one that reflects Indigenous worldviews and emphasizes responsibilities to children.

Family From a Tribal Perspective Video

Rose-Margaret Orrantia, MS, describes the way many Native people view the concept of “family,” an essential concept to understand when working with tribal people.

Center for Tribes Fall Newsletter

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The Children's Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, funds the Capacity Building Center for Tribes. The contents of this website and the resources herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Children's Bureau. 

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