Since the Center for Native American Youth launched in February 2011, we have partnered with key foundations and organizations like the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Casey Family Programs to achieve our mission to improve the health, safety and overall well-being of Native American youth. Key initiatives include efforts to build a resource and policy platform related to racial equity for Native youth, develop programming to elevate issues - such as suicide prevention and bereavement, Indian child welfare, public safety, and educational opportunities - into the national dialogue, and expand youth development opportunities. Descriptions of these key initiatives are below.
The Center for Native American Youth and Casey Family Programs' Indian Child Welfare Program (CFP-ICWP) have partnered on efforts to raise awareness of Indian child welfare and prioritize issues related to ensuring safe, healthy and permanent American Indian and Alaska Native homes and communities for the youngest First Americans. Components of the project include engaging American Indian and Alaska Native youth to identify Indian child welfare priorities for tribal and urban Indian communities, map resources and programs impacting Indian child welfare, convene federal partners on a national level, and educate stakeholders regarding child welfare-related issues.
Here you will find resources related to Indian child welfare, links to funding and aid available to tribes, information about federal agencies and key legislation, and research and policy sources. You can also visit the Center's "For Youth" and "For Tribes" page to find additional resources for and or relating to Native American Youth.
Indian Child Welfare Resources
|Administration for Children and Families at DHHS
||Promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.||U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services
370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20447
|Administration for Native Americans||Provides discretionary grant funding for community based projects, and training and technical assistance to eligible tribes and native organizations.
||Administration for Native Americans
Mail Stop: 2nd Fl. West Aerospace Center
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW
Washington, D.C. 20447-0002
Phone: 1-877-922-9262 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Association on American Indian Affairs
||Promotes the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Natives by advocating for the health, education and welfare of children and youth.||966 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-7155
|Casey Family Programs
||Casey Family Programs is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused entirely on foster care and improving the child welfare system. Casey also has an Indian Child Welfare Program.
||Casey Family Programs
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 282-7300
||The Children’s Bureau (CB) is the first federal agency within the U.S. government to focus exclusively on improving the lives of children and families.||Children's Bureau U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20447|
|National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
||Works to ensure justice for family and children in every court throughout this country.||National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
Phone: (775) 784-6012
|National Indian Child Welfare Association
||Is the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child
welfare and the only national tribal organization focused
specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.
||National Indian Child Welfare Association 5100 SW Macadam Avenue, Suite 300 Portland, Oregon 97239
Phone: (503) 222-4044
|National Indian Law Library
||Develops and makes accessible a unique and valuable collection of Indian law resources and assists people with their Indian law-related information needs - including child welfare issues.
||National Indian Law Library 1522 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
|National Resource Center for Tribes
||Aims to improve child welfare systems and to support Tribes and States in achieving sustainable, systemic change that results in greater safety, permanency, and well-being for children, youth, and families.||National Child Welfare Resource Center 501 N. Sanders St., Suite 204
Helena, MT 59601 Phone: (406) 443-8202 email@example.com
|Native American Rights Fund
||Provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
||Native American Rights Fund
Boulder, CO 80302-6296
Phone: (303) 447-8760
|Tribal Law and Policy Institute
||Designs and delivers education, research, training, and technical assistance programs which promote the enhancement of justice in Indian country and the health, well-being, and culture of Native peoples.
||The Tribal Law and Policy Institute
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 650-5467