Learning Programs

Identifying and Working with Families of Native American Heritage

An eLearning Program

About Identifying and Working with Families of Native American Heritage

This learning program provides child welfare professionals with information on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). Learners will receive an overview of the historical factors that led to the passage of the Act. Participants will also learn the steps necessary to help children of Native American heritage remain in an environment that recognizes and supports their culture whenever possible.

Who Should Enroll?

This course is designed for direct service staff and supervisors in child welfare.

Benefits of the Program

Participants will:
• Learn about the Indian Child Welfare Act and the historical factors that led to its enactment.
• Better understand the child welfare best practices associated with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
• Be 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.
• An interactive, one hour eLearning program.
• An online post-test.

Completion of all components is necessary in order 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 CEs. CEU credit is contingent upon completion of all course components.