Our Work - Overview

Key Partnerships & Initiatives

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.

 Indian Child Welfare

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

Name Description Contact Information


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 anacomments@acf.hhs.gov
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
Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 314-7155
general.aaia@indian-affairs.org
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 a Indian Child Welfare Program.
Casey Family Programs
2001 Eighth Avenue, Suite 2700
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 282-7300
Children's Bureau
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
Staff@ncjfcj.org
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
Phone:(303) 447-8760
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 staff@nrc4tribes.org
Native American Rights Fund
Provides legal representation and technical assistance to Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.
Native American Rights Fund
1506 Broadway
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
     
   
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