Project Description

Featured Presenters: Terry Cross, Sandy White Hawk, Bryan Blackhawk, & Rachel Banks Kupcho
Date Published: August 2014

The Relational Worldview: A Tribal and Cultural Framework for Improving Child Welfare Outcomes is a video training for professionals and organizations working with American Indian communities.

The sections of the video training are:

  1. Introduction to the Relational Worldview
  2. The Relational Worldview as a critical thinking tool
  3. Taking the Relational Worldview to the organizational level
  4. History of colonialism
  5. Manifestations of colonialism
  6. Removing children
  7. Impact of historical trauma on Native children, youth and families
  8. Healing our families and communities
  9. Decolonizing our organizations

For more details, download the training brochure below.


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The Relational Worldview video training series was created through a collaboration between the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.