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Foster Care and American Indian Children
Find resources on foster care and out-of-home care relating to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
American Indian Child Welfare: Crossing the Financial and Cultural Divide (PDF - 1321 KB)
Casey Family Services
Voice Magazine, 9(3), 2009
Discusses the financial challenges faced by Tribal communities that prevent the support of foster care within their community, and cultural barriers faced by Indian children who are placed in the State foster care system.
Factors Predicting Placement of Urban American Indian/Alaskan Natives Into Out-of-Home Care
Children and Youth Services Review, 32(5), 2010
Presents results of a study that examined factors that predicted out-of-home care placement for a national sample of urban American Indian and Alaska Native and White children.
National Resource Center for Youth Development
Provides Tribal curricula, transitional living resources for Tribal youth, an interactive map with Tribal information, and other culturally competent resources.
Serving Native American Children in Foster Care (PDF - 172 KB)
The Connection (2009)
Discusses the prevalence of Native American children in foster care, provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act, and court-appointed special advocate (CASA) Tribal programs. This resource is intended for CASAs.