The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Why Indian Children Are So Special, Bethel Lutheran Church, Saturday, 12. October 2019

Learn the history and the reason behind the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978. The spirit and the letter of the law, is the "gold standard" of child welfare practice, through using "active efforts" to keep children in their homes; and if that is not possible, placing with family/kin placements within in a culturally affirming environment.
Attendees will also learn to approach child welfare with cultural humility to get the most for children and families.
This is a free event. Childcare provided. 2 training hours will be earned.
About the instructor: 
Sheldon Spotted Elk (Northern Cheyenne) works as a legal consultant to child welfare and juvenile court systems in both state and tribal jurisdictions. He has extensive expertise and regularly speaks on Tribal law, child welfare and children issues. His area of focus also includes cultural humility and restorative justice.
He previous worked as the Guardian ad Litem and the Chief of Staff for Business Committee, elected officials, of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray (Utah).
Sheldon is a graduate from University of New Mexico School of Law, (Juris Doctorate), and a Certificate in Federal Indian Law. He completed his undergraduate degree from University of Utah College of Social Work.

Saturday, 12. October 2019, Bethel Lutheran Church, The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Why Indian Children Are So Special

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