Find Tribal, State, and local examples of the Indian Child Welfare Act as it relates to child welfare work with American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: A Court Resource Guide (PDF - 1,341 KB)
Michigan State Court Administrative Office (2012)
Explains the importance and need for states to comply with the Act, and discusses its implementation in Michigan.
Indian Child Welfare Act Compliance Checklist (PDF - 257 KB)
North Carolina Division of Social Services (2008)
Includes questions on determination of Indian ancestry, Tribal notification, transfer of jurisdiction, Tribal intervention, efforts to prevent the breakup of Indian families, and placement preferences.
The Origins of the Indian Child Welfare Act: A Survey of the Legislative History (PDF - 141 KB)
Michigan State University, Indigenous Law & Policy Center (2009)
Describes the intent and objectives of ICWA, and considers what is required under the law's "active efforts" provision.
Videos and Trainings
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services & University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center on Children, Families, and the Law (2009)
Includes a series of videos designed to prepare juvenile court judges, attorneys, court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), and other child-protection professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively implement ICWA.
Your Rights Under the Indian Child Welfare Act (PDF - 592 KB)
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and Legal Services State Support (2015)
Explains the rights of Native American parents in Minnesota who are involved in the child welfare system and juvenile court and family court proceedings. The rights of the child's Tribe and the rights of Indian relatives and Indian children are also reviewed.