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March 2016

Long-Term Foster Care in an American Indian Cultural Environment

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:52+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today's guest blogger is Caleb Williamson The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a social welfare policy that was established by congress in 1978. The law was initially created in response to the high numbers of American Indian youth being removed from their homes and placed in non-Indian foster and adoptive homes (25 U.S.C. 1901-63). [...]

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February 2016

MSW IV-E Fellows attend UMD Winter Institute

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:52+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Tuesday, February 23rd, eight MSW IV-E Fellows attended the University of Minnesota - Duluth School of Social Work's Winter Institute in Hinckley, Minnesota.  This year's topic was Addressing American Indian Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Minnesota.  Over 260 child welfare practitioners from around the state of Minnesota, representing 19 counties, 7 tribal agencies, [...]

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December 2015

A Student’s Experience in ICWA Unit – Seeing some Excellent and Dedicated Work

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:53+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , , |

Christi Anderson (right) with her Hennepin Task Supervisor, Sara Crotteau, MSW, LGSW (left). Below, IV-E MSW student, Christi Anderson writes about her advanced field experience at Hennepin County within one of the 4 ICWA units.   For me, there is no better time than the present to be a learner and intern within [...]

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October 2015

Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Update: Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council Recommendations Presented

By | 2015-10-21T16:03:32+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The latest Legislative Task Force on Child Protection meeting on October 13, 2015, featured a presentation by several tribal child welfare leaders, representing the recommendations of 11 Tribal Nations in Minnesota. Ted Waukey, Family Preservation Supervisor with Mille Lacs Family Services, began with a historical overview of federal policy that adversely affected American Indians, pushing [...]

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August 2015

Reflection of the 2015 Summer Institute in American Indian Child Welfare

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:54+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , |

The UMD 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. The theme for 2015 was "Honoring our Strength: Building [...]

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April 2015

Bills Seek to Strengthen Indian Child Welfare Policies in Minnesota

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:55+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

The two human services policy bills, SF 1356 (authored by Senators Sheran and Lourey) and its companion bill HF 1535 (authored by Rep. Mack), modify the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA), out-of-home placement provisions, and reporting requirements of maltreatment. Most of the child welfare changes found in this bill specifically impact Indian child welfare [...]

February 2015

Health & Human Services Committees Review Child Protection Bills and Social Work Budget Requests

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:58+00:00 February 10th, 2015|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Board of Social Work Budget Proposal Kate Zacher-Pate, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Social Work (BOSW), presented the BOSW budget proposal at the House Health and Human Services (HHS) Finance Committee meeting last Thursday. The proposal included recommendations for enforcing social work licensure for those who are practicing social work without a license [...]

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May 2014

Understanding sovereignty as key to addressing disparities?

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:01+00:00 May 23rd, 2014|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , |

IV-E Scholar Courtney Knoll is interning within the ICWA unit at Hennepin County. She has had the opportunity as an MSW IV-E student to attend both the 2013 Summer Institute in American Indian Child Welfare coordinated by the University of Minnesota—Duluth's Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies and the 2014 Winter Institute on [...]