Understanding and Applying ICWA: Purpose, Strategies, Practice, and Resources

This training is designed to provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcomes for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the ICWA, December 2016 Federal Regulations, December 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement.
Juvenile court judges, court administration staff, law clerks, county attorneys, social workers, attorneys for parents and children, GALS, tribal court judges, tribal court social workers, tribal court attorneys, and other child protection stakeholders from Hennepin County are invited to attend the ICWA training. CJI Team members are especially encouraged to attend.

COSTS: There is no fee for registration, materials, CLE credits, meals, and meals and refreshments. Attendees are responsible for travel costs, including parking.

For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.

Duluth

Friday, April 13, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
The Inn on Lake Superior
Duluth, MN
MAP


Objective: To provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcoems for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.
Bemidji

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hampton Inn and Suites
Bemidji, MN
MAP


Objective: To provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcoems for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.
Grand Rapids

Friday, May 18, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Timberlake Lodge
Grand Rapids, MN
MAP
 

Objective: To provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcoems for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.
Moorhead

Friday, June 8, 2018
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
Fargo, ND
MAP
 

Objective: To provide the foundational information necessary to comply with both the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), as well as the substantive law and practice skills necessary to improve outcoems for Indian children and their families. The training will cover the background leading to the ICWA, the ICWA requirements, the 2016 Federal Regulations, 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Guidelines, Minnesota Indian Families Preservation Act (MIFPA), and Minnesota Tribal/State Agreement (TSA).

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Judy Nord, CJI Staff Attorney.

Application has been made for continuing education for judges (CJE), court administrators (CME), GALs (CEU) and attorneys (CLE). Please select your training below for additional information.

Hinckley
Understanding and Applying ICWA - Hinckley
January 14, 2016

For credit information, please contact Judy Nord.
Duluth
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Bemidji
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Grand Rapids
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Moorhead
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