ICWA 101: Understanding and Implementing the Indian Child Welfare Act
An exciting new webinar for Adoption Professionals on Understanding and Implementing ICWA.
National Council For Adoption presents the National Indian Child Welfare Association's Addie Smith in a discussion highlighting key provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This presentation will focus specifically on ICWA’s requirements related to private and public adoptions. Tips on effective implementation of the law and best practices when working to protect Native children and families will be covered.
ICWA 101 will be the second edition of NCFA’s Foundations of Adoption, a series designed to provide up-to-date best practice training on the essentials of adoption.
Join us Thursday, January 22nd at 2pm EST for a two hour presentation with time for questions and answers with our esteemed presenter. Registration cost is $35 for NCFA Members and $40 for the Public. $15 for CEU.
About the Presenter
|Adrian (Addie) Smith is trained in both law and social work. She has worked in numerous capacities on the front lines with children and families in the mental health, child welfare, and juvenile justice systems. As a government affairs associate at the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), Addie works closely with tribes, tribal organizations, and mainstream child advocacy organizations to develop and promote policy that supports the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families and strengthens tribal child welfare and children’s mental health systems. In this role she also works closely with tribes, states, and the federal government to promote improved Indian Child Welfare Act compliance and implementation. She monitors court decisions that affect American Indian and Alaska Native children and families, provides consultation to attorneys, and, when appropriate, works with partner organizations on litigation strategy and amicus briefs.|
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