NICWA Training Institute: Understanding ICWA

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
April 18 8:30am-4:30pm, April 19 8:30am-3pm, April 20 8:30am-4:30pm
Day 1:
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Day 2:
Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 03:00 PM
Day 3:
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 08:30 AM until 04:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method ( view map )
Delivery Method
Location Name
Dena'ina Civic Center
600 W. 7th Ave
State / Province
Zip / Postal Code
United States
Cost Range
$395.00 to $495.00 (depending on options)

Host And Instructor



C.E. Credit: 11.00 [pending]
Participants receive between 10–17 continuing education units (CEUs) from the National Association of Social Workers upon request. The cost is included in the registration fee. Participants will receive information about earning continuing legal education (CLEs) in their state and pre-approved CLE states.

Training Overview Description

Understanding ICWA
This three-day training provides participants with information about the basic legal requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) and the practice issues involved with ICWA’s implementation. A brief history of U.S. Indian policy as it relates to Indian children and families sets the stage for an examination of the specific provisions of ICWA and practice tips for both tribal and state social workers. Participants will also learn how to successfully integrate other federal and state policies with ICWA—such as the Adoption and Safe Families Act—and support developing tribal and state agreements and other systems changes. This training includes information about the recent Bureau of Indian Affairs ICWA regulations and guidelines.

Event-specific Details

Trainings are led by professionals with an extensive experience working with tribal communities. Participants will also enjoy the opportunity to network with other attendees from tribal, state, and national agencies located throughout the country.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
All Tribal Services/Tribal Government
All Direct Support Services/Care Givers
All Child Welfare
All Behavioral Health / Social

Registration Information

Please note for all trainings that if registration does not meet the minimum number, the training may be cancelled and registration will be refunded.

Registration fees cover workshop sessions, all materials, one group lunch, and CEUs accredited by the National Association of Social Workers. Participants are responsible for the additional cost of all other meals, lodging, and travel.

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