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Commission on Native Children Virtual Hearing: Overview of Tribal Capacity Building to Prevent and Respond to Child Maltreatment and Increase Coordination of Services
This panel will address various efforts to build tribal capacity to prevent and respond to child maltreatment and increase coordination of services, both on and off the reservation. During this panel, researchers and practitioners will present information about innovative efforts to improve approaches to child welfare through holistic programs, supporting child welfare staff and structural development, and ways in which tribes and tribal organizations are increasing their roles in various child welfare responses. Research and experience demonstrate that fully integrated, culturally based and trauma informed programs within tribes and tribal organizations to enhance and strengthen their child welfare prevention and response efforts results in more stable, healthy families and children. For example, using an approach that is based on their traditional understanding and teachings of serving families, Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center has improved the quality of services and results, and developing tribal child advocacy centers and focusing on trauma informed care promotes child welfare, as well peer to peer capacity building to share experience and knowledge has demonstrated success in promoting child and family well-being. This panel is the fourth of four panels that has addressed various issues related to Indian child welfare, including jurisdictional issues, tribal/state/federal collaboration, prevention, and addressing disproportionality.

Oct 28, 2022 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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