INDIAN CHILD WELFARE SERVICES
Strengthening families: We are working to empower children and their families to achieve/maintain a state of well-being while upholding the cultural values
of the Tribe and the laws that govern the Tribal community.
We envision a healthy, functional community whose individuals and families are thriving through self-determination at optimal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Monday – Friday: 8 AM to 4:30 PM or by appointment. Call (641) 484-4444 to set one up.
Advocacy and Skill Building – Help for Native American families who are involved in Child Protective Cases or are at risk for involvement.
Family Team Meetings – Helping families keep children from out of home placement by bringing key family members together to develop a plan for their future.
Protective Payee Programming – Assisting at-risk families with budgeting of monthly bills and ensuring that the immediate needs of their children are met first and foremost.
Child Care Programming – Providing a Child Care Voucher program that assists with the expense of daycare for working parents and/or parents attending educational programs.
Community Resource Referrals – Information referral assistance to a variety of on settlement and larger community agencies.
ICWA-INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ACT
The link below is provided as a service and resource to the Iowa Department of Human Services and Child Protection Workers as they work to provide Indian children with the best care possible while complying with state and federal provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
See: Indian Child Welfare Act
- ICWA Designated Representatives – 2012 Federal Register
- Tribal Court Clearing House
- Working with Native American Children and Families – Child Welfare Information Gateway Website
- Working with Tribes Web Based Course for Government Employees
- Iowa Department of Human Services Policy Manual
- National Indian Child Welfare Association
- Native American Rights Fund – ICWA Practice Guide cites updated case law, index by topic, up to date resource.
- Ayazuta Tribal Contact Database – up to date, easy to use Tribal Contacts database updated twice a year.
- Ancestry Database
- Read the latest on “Baby Veronica,” 2013 US Supreme Court ICWA case.
- Indian Child Welfare Act: What Parents’ Attorneys Need to Know – American Bar Association – Part 1: Overview of ICWA; Part 2: Qualified Witness