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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

Friday, July 17, 2020 - This event is cancelled
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

Friday, August 21, 2020 - This event is cancelled
St. Paul, MN

Duluth

Friday, September 18, 2020 - This event is cancelled
Duluth, MN
 

 
Bemidji

Friday, November 20, 2020 - This event is cancelled
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.

Burnsville

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

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

CLE credit for attorneys is approved (event code 275598) for 6.5 total credits.

Willmar

Credit has been approved for judges (CJE), court administration (CME), GALs, Social Workers and attorneys.

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

CLE credit for attorneys is approved (event code 276849) for 5.75 total credits.

Anoka

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: 280624