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.
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.

For questions about program content, please contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen, CJI Staff Attorney.

Burnsville

Thursday, August 1, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Burnsville, 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 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 Rebecca Vanden Hanen, CJI Staff Attorney.
Willmar

Friday, August 30, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Willmar, MN


Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen, CJI Staff Attorney.
Anoka

Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Anoka, MN
 

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen, CJI Staff Attorney.
Redwood Falls

Friday, November 22, 2019
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: TBD
Redwood Falls, MN
 

Registration: Registration is by email invite only.

Questions: For questions about program content, please contact Rebecca Vanden Hanen, 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
6.75 hours of Continuing Education Credit have 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 - Judicial Education, Katie Luth

CLE Credit for attorneys is approved (event code 255932) for 6.75 total credits (5.25 standard and 1.5 elimination of bias)
Bemidji
6.75 hours of Continuing Education Credit have 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 - Judicial Education, Katie Luth

CLE credit for attorneys is approved (event code 255932) for 6.75 total credits (5.25 standard and 1.5 elimination of bias)
Grand Rapids
6.75 hours of Continuing Education Credit have 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 - Judicial Education, Katie Luth

CLE credit for attorneys is approved (event code 255932) for 6.75 total credits (5.25 standard and 1.5 elimination of bias)
Moorhead
6.75 hours of Continuing Education Credit have 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 - Judicial Education, Katie Luth

CLE credit for attorneys is approved (event code 255932) for 6.75 total credits (5.25 standard and 1.5 elimination of bias)