Identifying and Working with Families of Native American Heritage

This eLearning program provides Child Welfare professionals with information on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and an overview of the historical factors that led to its creation. During this training, learners are also trained in the steps necessary to help children of Native American heritage remain in an environment that recognizes and supports their culture whenever possible. Before attending this eLearning training, learners must complete an online pre-test.


Who Should Attend?

Direct service staff and supervisors working in Child Welfare.


Course Benefits

Learners will:

  • Better understand the child welfare best practices associated with the ICWA.
  • Become more familiar with the conversation and action expectations when working with a child or family of Native American heritage.


Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


Course Components

Once enrolled in the course, learners will complete:

  • An online pre-test.
  • A one-hour eLearning course.
  • An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary to receive a Certificate of Completion.


Continuing Education Units

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0402. This course is 1.0 contact hours/0.1 CEUs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.



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