Tools and training materials designed specifically for tribal child welfare professionals, from agency directors to front-line staff. Use these materials on your own or with your team to hone your skills.
Understanding and working to overcome biases helps ensure that they don’t get in the way of assessing a family’s strengths and needs. Though designed with frontline staff and caseworkers in mind, these learning tools have helpful information and strategies for any individual.
Learn about the Tribal Worker Core Competency Training, a curriculum developed by tribes as part of a multi-partner collaborative including Oklahoma tribal child welfare leaders, the University of Oklahoma, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs Eastern Oklahoma. Using a simulation center, a tribal curriculum is delivered in a staged but real-life setting. Multiple tribes in Oklahoma joined together as a workgroup with support from the other partners to develop the training, core competencies, and evaluation. This two part webinar series began with an introduction to the training followed by a deeper dive into developing the core competencies.
Presentation tips and techniques tailored for the variety of audiences sharing and receiving information within a tribal community: caseworkers, Qualified Expert Witnesses, Child Protection Teams, tribal leaders and more.
The University of Minnesota Duluth Summer Institute in American Indian Child Welfare is an annual opportunity for Tribal child welfare workers and administrators to spend three days together developing new practice skills, sharing their collective experiences, and learning with Indian Child Welfare professionals and scholars in a Tribal context.