Arizona Department of Child Safety ICWA

This course will provide an overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and its application by State Child Protective Agencies. Topics will include a historical summary of key events that led to the passage of the law in 1978; DCS's policies and procedures in the application of ICWA; responsibilities of a mandatory reporter and challenges DCS faces in working with tribes and ensuring child safety and the well being of children in ICWA cases.