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

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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.
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 outcomes 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).
 
Attendees: 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 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, or meals and refreshments during the training. Attendees are responsible for travel costs, including parking.
Minneapolis

Summer 2022 (exact date TBD) 
Minneapolis, MN


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 outcomes 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).
St. Paul

Summer 2022 (exact date TBD)
St. Paul, MN

Duluth

Sometime in 2023 (exact date TBD)
Duluth, MN
 

 
Bemidji

Sometime in 2023 (exact date TBD) 
Bemidji, MN
 

 

Please select your training below for professional credit information.

Redwood Falls

Credit has been approved for judges (CJE), court administration (CME), GALs, and social workers.

Judges, please fill out the CJE Petition and email to Human Resources.

CLE credits have been approved for 6.5 standard credits. Event code: 280785

Minneapolis

Please check back for more information as the event nears.

Saint Paul

Please check back for more information as the event nears.

Duluth

Please check back for more information as the event nears.

Itasca County - Virtual Training

Continuing education credit has been approved for judges, court administration staff, guardians ad litem, social workers and attorneys.

Judges, to report your credit, please fill out this CJE petition for the January 27th training and this CJE petition for the March 10th training and submit them to Human Resources.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attorneys is approved for 2.5 standard credits (event code 341576) for January 27, 2021, and 1.25 credits (event code 346755) for March 10, 2021.

7th Judicial District - Virtual Training

Judges, court administration staff, guardians ad litem, social workers, and attorneys can report this couse for continuing education credit.

Judges, please fill out the Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) petition and email it to Human Resources.

Attorneys, the event code is 355884, and it has been approved for 2.5 standard credits.

Ramsey County - Virtual Training

Judicial officers, court administration staff, guardians ad litem, social workers, and attorneys can report this course for continuing education credit.

For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.

For law clerks and attorneys, this course has been approved for 2.25 standard Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits that can be reported directly to the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education using the event code 429026.

For court administration staff, please record your attendance as an external training event in Cornerstone. Not sure how to do this? Check out this Quick Reference Guide.

For social workers, guardians ad litem, and others, a Certificate of Attendance can be provided to you upon request, along with a copy of the agenda from this training. You can make that request directly to the Children's Justice Initiative.  
 

Cass County - Virtual Training

Judicial officers, court administration staff, guardians ad litem, social workers, and attorneys can report this course for continuing education credit. 

For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training. 

For law clerks and attorneys, this course has been approved for 2.25 standard Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits that can be reported directly to the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education using the event code 433024.

For court administration staff, please record your attendance as an external training event in Cornerstone. Not sure how to do this? Check out this Quick Reference Guide

For social workers, guardians ad litem, and others, a Certificate of Attendance can be provided to you upon request, along with a copy of the agenda from this training. You can make that request directly to the Children's Justice Initiative