Find Tribal examples of culturally relevant and promising practices for child welfare work in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
Creating a System of Care for Children's Mental Health in a Native American Community
Werrbach, Withers, & Neptune
Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90(1), 2009
Describes the creation of a system of care in children's mental health by the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Tribe's Kmihqitahasultipon system of care shows promise for improving aspects of child, family, and community well-being.
Explains the passage of legislation that allows Tribal customary adoption for American Indian children in foster care in California. Factsheets for county and Tribal Indian Child Welfare Act social workers on Tribal customary adoptions, sample Tribal customary adoption orders, and answers to frequently asked questions about Tribal customary adoptions are also provided.
Indian Child and Family Services Agency
Provides examples of culturally adapted evidence-based practice models to the Native culture, such as the Incredible Years (IY) Parenting Training Program, which has evolved into the SPIRIT Parenting Program.
Indian Country Child Trauma Center
Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
Provides information on trauma-related treatment protocols, outreach materials, and service delivery guidelines specifically designed for American Indian and Alaska Native children and their families.
National Native Children's Trauma Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative
Provides national expertise on childhood trauma among American Indian and Alaska Native children.
Tribal/State Collaborative Group
State of Alaska, Indian Tribal Health
Provides information on a partnership of representatives from Tribes, Native communities partners and the Office of Children's Services, who meet at least three times a year to collaborate on issues pertaining to Alaska Native or American Indian families and youth.
Victim Services: Promising Practices in Indian Country (PDF - 741 KB)
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, & Office for Victims of Crime (2004)
Highlights 12 promising practices for meeting the needs of victims of violence and domestic abuse in Indian Country.