New from the Capacity Building Center for Tribes

The Capacity Building Center for Tribes has had an exciting summer and have released a number of new products designed to support Tribal Child Welfare agencies and staff. In case you missed any announcements, below is a summary of these recently released products. We hope you find them useful as you work to support your children, families and communities

ICWA Guide – now an app!
Our Children, Our Sovereignty, Our Culture, Our Choice
Access our ICWA Guide for Tribal Governments and Leaders online or download it as a PDF! On a tablet or smartphone? The online version can be saved to your home screen as an app for easy offline access! Developed by Tribal Leaders, Tribal child welfare staff, and knowledgeable ICWA experts, the purpose of this Guide is to recommend actions that tribal leadership can take towards ensuring compliance with ICWA. You can also download our printable poster to hang in your office.

Presentation Tips for Tribal Child Welfare Professionals
This interactive guide is designed to assist Tribal child welfare professionals prepare for presenting by addressing all four areas of the medicine wheel: mind, emotion, body, and spirit. We hope you find this new resource helpful as you prepare for presentations in court or before your tribal leaders.

What is Title IV-E?
Designed to guide interested Tribes through the basics of Title IV-E, this brief user-friendly module allows users to explore the federal funding option at their own pace and learn more about potential benefits and challenges that may be encountered. Interactive tools will help Tribal leaders and staff decide whether they’d like to move forward with the application process and how to get started.

Stages of Change
As you begin a journey through systems change, our new interactive graphic, Stages of Change, can help! Outlining the five stages of change, this new tool provides brief user-friendly information with links to additional resources. You can also view our one-page handout on the five different stages of change for easy reference.

Exploring the Tribal Information Exchange – Webinar Recording
The Capacity Building Center for Tribes, with guidance from a group of national native child welfare experts, values providing culturally responsive materials and tools for growth to tribal social service professionals and communities. To better support this commitment and value, the Tribal Information Exchange was created as a complement to our Capacity Building Collaborative website. This website provides easy to access content that focuses on tribal topics, a space for tribes to share and learn from one another, and hundreds of tribal resources from the Center for Tribes and beyond.

Reminder: Register for Mapping to Protect Children and Preserve Communities Webinar on September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 EST
Join us for this interactive learning opportunity on September 28th to discuss how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping can benefit your Tribal child welfare program. Our Mapping to Protect Children and Preserve Communities two-page resource talks more about how GIS and child welfare are a natural fit.