Tag Archives: Child Welfare

Bill C-92, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families

Government Bill (House of Commons) C-92 (42-1) – Royal Assent – An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families – Parliament of Canada Somehow the final passage (“royal assent”) of this bill in Canada slipped our … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Child Advocacy Skills Training

October 23-25, 2019 Healdsburg, CA Dry Creek Child Advocacy Skills Training Save The Date PDF.    

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Tribal Courts and Child Welfare Podcast Series from ACF

Here. Tribal Courts and Child Welfare Series Adapting to Child Welfare Cases Revising Your Children’s Code Partnering with Tribal Social Services Building Relationships With State Counterparts Overcoming Challenges to Working With States Being Family Centered

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Investigation into Marshall Islands Black Market Adoptions

This issue has been the subject of repeated investigative journalism articles from Civil Beat in Hawaii. Here is the latest regarding an adoption attorney in Texas: Here Here Original Report (with a number of additional articles and links)

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American Indian Children and The Law

American Indian Children and the Law by Kathryn “Kate” E. Fort, Director of the Indian Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law, is now available. Click here to order. “Introduction: This casebook is the result of years of … Continue reading

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Article on Child Removal Practices in Kentucky

Not sure what’s in the water today, but here. Also, not innovative and I’m going to go with illegal: An investigative report by WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky recently exposed a particularly innovative — although likely illegal — method that the state’s child … Continue reading

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Termination of Parental Rights Case out of Arizona [ICPC]

This case is not an ICWA case, but for those who work in this area, it is a familiar fact pattern, and one of the rare times the appellate court overturned the TPR based on lack of evidence. In addition, … Continue reading

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Judicial Skills Training: Child Welfare Best Practices

  PDF version here. Direct questions to kate@naicja.org.      

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Grandparent Standing Case in Arizona Court of Appeals

Here. While the Court of Appeals found that the grandmother didn’t have standing and properly dismissed the case, opinion notes the Tribal Court had already been exercising jurisdiction over the child in a concurrent child custody matter.

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More Comments Needed! Now on Title IV-E/Families First Developments

Here. DUE JULY 22. This one is arguably a little more complicated than usual, but also not inherently nefarious. Here’s a very quick overview (with thanks to Jack Trope for his recent presentation up at Grand Traverse Band for all … Continue reading

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