Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), for Caregivers

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This 3-hour In-Service level training provides Caregivers with an introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), tribal sovereignty and the impacts on foster parenting.  The Indian Child Welfare Act obliges child welfare agencies and caregivers to take certain steps to protect and preserve the rights and cultural and familial connections of children covered by the act.  For non-Federally recognized tribes (and in other circumstances), Washington State enacted policy related to Local Indian Child Welfare Advisory Committees (LICWACs) to staff tribal cases and these impacts and supports are also discussed.  This training explores the legal, historical, and social biases which have impacted and continue to have a disproportionate impact on Native American children and families.  Caregivers will review basic information and skills needed to work with families and children who are covered under ICWA and LICWAC.  The State of Washington’s legal and policy guidelines around placement and permanency preferences for children covered by ICWA and LICWAC are explored, as well as the various manners in which Tribes can take jurisdiction or chose to otherwise be involved in Child Welfare cases.  Skills and resources are also discussed to help caregivers support and develop a child’s cultural identity and tribal connection.

Length (hours)

3

Prerequisite

None

Audience

Caregivers

Dates and Locations

 
Aberdeen
Classroom
January 3, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Aberdeen, Aberdeen DCFS Office 415 West Wishkah STE 2B Aberdeen WA 98520 Map

No children please.  There are no childcare facilities available.   Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Penny Michel, at mpen300@uw.edu or call 360.402.4040

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com  
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Bremerton
Classroom
November 21, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Bremerton DCFS Office 3423 6th Street STE 217 Bremerton WA 98312, A-5 Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Gracia Hahn, at hahng@uw.edu  or 253.332.4814

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Kelso
Classroom
February 27, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Gracia Hahn, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kelso DCFS Office 711 Vine Kelso WA 98626, St Helens Map

For help through the licensing process please contact your Fostering Together Liaison Rachelle Ireton rachelle-ireton@olivecrest.org or 360.957-9574

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Gracia Hahn, at hahng@uw.edu or 253.332.4814

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

No child care is available for this training, please do not bring children to class.

Kent
Classroom
December 7, 2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare ExcellenceFrancis Cacalda, Indian Child Welfare Training Coordinator, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Kent, King South DCFS Office 1313 W Meeker ST STE 102 Kent WA 98032, Tahoma Room Map

Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.comPlease include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

El-Freda Stephenson, MBA, is the Child Welfare Trainer for this class you may contact her for questions or if you need more information at Elfreda@uw.edu

Richland
Classroom
January 17, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Ryan Krueger, MA, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Richland DCFS Office 1661 Fowler Street Richland WA 99352, Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Ryan Krueger at 509-660-0350.

Shelton
Classroom
December 7, 2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Trainers:
Stephanie Rodrigues, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Shelton DCFS Office 2505 Olympic Hwy N STE 440 Shelton WA 98584 Map

For training-related questions please contact your Child Welfare Trainer, Stephanie Rodrigues, at steph75@uw.edu  or 206.321.1721

 

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

Yakima
Classroom
January 9, 2018 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Trainers:
Patty Orona, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Location:
Yakima DCFS Office 1002 North 16th Avenue Yakima WA 98909-2500, 2nd Floor Conference Room Map

Please do not bring children with you to class. There are no accommodations for children. Feel free to bring food and drink to class.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com 
Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario. Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com
Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

If you have questions about this class, please contact Patty Orona at 509-834-8535.