Casey Family Programs has a long history of working with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes to improve the well-being of their children and families. This brochure describes our work.
Indian child welfare
Explore best strategies for recruiting and retaining tribal foster families to help American Indian and Alaska Native children thrive in their culture.
This information packet provides an overview of the tools tribal child welfare agencies use to assess safety of the children in their care.
This brief highlights strategies used by tribal and state teams working to increase the number of foster parents for American Indian children.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), in partnership with Casey Family Programs, conducted this pilot project to identify practice trends related to compliance with the federal and Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare acts. The Indian Child Welfare Act Snapshot report describes a review of cases involving American Indian children in foster care performed by a […]
American Indian children are disproportionately more likely to be victims of maltreatment and to be in foster care than the general population of children, according to 2012 data. Despite Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) guidelines, only 17 percent of American Indian children not living with a biological parent reside with an American Indian caregiver. This […]
This research and practice brief is a useful resource for states that seek to document compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Casey Family Programs joined the White House, Center for Native American Youth, tribal, government and philanthropic leaders in an inspiring convening focused on creating opportunities for Native youth. The April 8, 2015, convening, “Creating Native Youth Opportunities,” underscored the Obama Administration’s commitment to creating opportunities for the next generation of Native Americans. The five-hour gathering […]
This study evaluates SafeCare, a home-visiting model that addresses child neglect, the most common form of maltreatment.
Casey Family Programs, Child Welfare League of America and Children’s Defense Fund expressed disappointment regarding today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision affecting the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as the guiding law when determining the well-being of an Indian child in a custody dispute. David Sanders, Casey Family Programs’ executive vice president, said the ruling threatened […]