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Children's Justice Initiative-Understanding & Applying ICWA: Purpose, Strategies, Practice, Resource
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This Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) training is designed to provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the ICWA. The training also provides substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcomes for Indian children and their families.

8/30/2019
When: Friday, August 30, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Willmar Conference Center
240 23rd Street SE
Willmar, Minnesota  56201
United States
Contact: Rebecca Vanden Hanen

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Understanding and Applying ICWA:
Purpose, Strategies, Practice, and Resources

Friday, August 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Willmar Conference Center
Willmar, MN

This Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) training is designed to provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the ICWA. The training also provides substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcomes for Indian children and their families. The training covers the background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).

Recommended Audience

All CJI team members and child protection stakeholders from Kandiyohi, Renville, Chippewa, Swift, Pope, Stevens, Grant, Traverse, Wilkin, Big Stone, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Douglas, Todd, Otter Tail, and Stearns Counties are encouraged to attend. This includes judges, court administration staff, law clerks, county attorneys, social workers, attorneys for parents and children, guardians ad litem, and tribal representatives. 

Registration

Registration will begin on July 22, 2019.

Event website

Visit the event website, Understanding and Applying ICWA to view materials and other event details. Check back frequently as content will be added when available.

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen, CJI Staff Attorney, with questions about the training. Contact Katie Newgard, Business Education Program Coordinator, with questions about logistics.

We hope to see you in August!

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