Strategies for Successfully Recruiting and Retaining Preferred-Placement Foster Homes for American Indian Children

This brief highlights strategies used by tribal and state teams working to increase the number of foster parents for American Indian children — strategies to increase foster placements that reflect children’s culture and that comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Because many child welfare jurisdictions across the United States face shortages of foster parents, strategies that increase foster care placements in family settings within children’s own communities when foster care is needed may be of broad interest.


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Explore Preserving Connections, a visual display of promising strategies for recruitment and retention of tribal foster families for American Indian and Alaska Native children.