Child Welfare Provisions

• Helps prevent the breakup of Indian families.
• Links families to resources to maintain children in the home.
• Works with other tribes and/or Indian Organizations regarding child welfare matters
• Clarifies cultural values which impact on child welfare cases.
• Provides Indian foster and/or adoption homes.
• Monitors foster care placements.
• Monitors state courts in child custody proceedings.
• Limited referrals for obtaining legal representation for children/parents in court proceedings.
• Support for children/parents in state and tribal courts Counsels Indian parents regarding child welfare laws.
• Interpret federal, tribal, and state welfare laws.
• Assist parents to carry out court-ordered obligations.
• Counsels abusive and/or negligent parents.