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ICWA Core 3.5

The ICWA Core 3.5 suite of curricula represents a comprehensive approach to equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary for impactful engagement with Native American families and tribes. This suite encompasses a range of learning experiences, including:

  • 100 Level E-Learning
  • Full-Day Classroom Training
  • Field Activity
  • 200 Level E-Learning

The new Core 3.5 ICWA curriculum was meticulously designed to expand participants’ perspectives. In addition to the legal framework, these programs emphasize the importance of recognizing biases and understanding historical contexts.

Developed by Tribal STAR, this curricula stand upon a decade-long foundation of training excellence for state and county social workers. This experience underscores our commitment to fostering collaborative efforts among tribes, Tribal communities, county child welfare agencies, and courts, all with the shared goal of enhancing outcomes for Indian children and families.

The 2021 revision, led by Tribal STAR in conjunction with California’s esteemed ICWA practitioners, further enhances the curriculum’s effectiveness. Alongside updates reflecting the latest legislation, the Active Efforts Mindset is interwoven throughout. This mindset embodies our dedication to proactive, diligent, and mindful approaches to serving Indian children and families.

For a comprehensive understanding of the revised ICWA Core 3.5 curriculum, including updates and the prevalence of the Active Efforts Mindset, visit the CalSWEC website.

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