Research how tribes are supporting and protecting children and families through initiatives such as holistic, culturally-informed child welfare practice, parenting programs, child advocacy centers, child support enforcement programs, and other efforts to address and prevent harms against children.
The Tulalip Tribes Legacy of Healing Children’s Advocacy Center coordinates criminal investigation and systems response to child abuse in the Tulalip Tribes. The Center collaborates with tribal, local, state, and federal law enforcement to respond on scene and provides services to child victims, including advocacy and therapy.
Positive Indian Parenting (PIP) is an 8-10 week curriculum, developed by the National Indian Child Welfare Association, that provides practical and culturally specific training for American Indian and Alaska Native parents.
The National Center for State Courts is currently developing a notification system, called ICWA eNotice, that will allow states and tribes to communicate about Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) cases electronically rather than by postal mail.