This guide provides an overview on how to establish effective tribal governance and the role of tribal leadership in tribal child welfare systems. This includes information on: heritage of child protection; breakdown of customary child protections; remvoal of AI/AN children from tribal culture; sovereignty and AI/AN children; Is child abuse and neglect really a problem?; key features of ICWA;  tribal child welfare services; and tribal leader roles.

Author: Cross, T. L., & Simmons, D.
Date: 2015