Resources and Best Practices
- Permanence Section 2 – WICWA | online training (09:45)
- This brief training is from the "Caseworker Pre-Service Web-Based Modules"
- Children’s Court Improvement Project | online training (30:05)
- Comprehensive overview of the Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act
- Case Practice with American Indian Tribes Foundation Training | classroom training (2 days)
- Foundation training which discusses the history leading up to the passage of WICWA, culturally competent practice with American Indian tribes, and the requirements of WICWA.
- Wisconsin DCF Indian Child Welfare Website
- Includes numerous resources such as current contact information for Indian Child Welfare departments in Wisconsin, and desk guides for WICWA and documenting WICWA in eWiSACWIS.
- Federal Register of Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
- This document is updated and issued annually to allow caseworkers to have the most up-to-date contact information in order to send notice to tribes of child welfare proceedings.
- Federally Recognized Tribes In Wisconsin
- A current listing of the contact information for the federally recognized tribes in Wisconsin.
For Further Information
- Missing Threads documentary
- A documentary which tells the story of the passage of the Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act. It includes interviews with those individuals who were crucial to the passage of WICWA as well as personal stories of those impacted by foster care placement in their childhood.
- A comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national American Indian organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.
- ICWA Family Resources Manual
- A listing of each tribe in Wisconsin and the services they have available for the children and families they serve.
- National Indian Rights Fund “A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act”
- This website contains an online version of “A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act” as well as a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section.
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