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Tribal STAR Training

Approximately 800 Tribal and non-Tribal professionals, leaders, public Human Service agency staff, regional training academy staff and university students have received training throughout the project. The training package provides up-to-date, research-based information in a variety of areas, including: the youth development philosophy, methods for collaboration, effective ways to work with rural populations, effective ways to work with Tribal rural foster youth and their communities, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Act.

For more information regarding trainings in your area please contact technical assistance.

To register for one of the trainings below please contact:
Sunni Dominguez, Program Assistant, TribalSTAR
Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU School of Social Work
Phone: (619) 594-6107 Fax: (619) 594-1118
Email: sdominguez@sdsu.edu

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The revised ICWA training “ICWA: Core 3.0” is intended to provide today’s social workers with a foundation of knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

All Trainings –
Registration:  8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Training: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note that all training begins at 8:30 and no one will be admitted after.

Continental Breakfast and working lunch included

Schedule of 2017 Trainings:

February 16, 2017
ICWA: Santa Ana Regional Training Center, 1928 S. Grand Ave., Santa Anna, CA 92705

February 23, 2017
ICWA: San Diego, Academy for Professional Excellence, 6505 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120

March 29, 2017
ICWA: San Bernardino, CFS Office, 1094 South E St., Conference Room A, San Bernardino, CA

March 30, 2017
ICWA: Riverside, 22690 Cactus Ave., Moreno Valley, CA, 92553

April 13, 2017
ICWA: Imperial County, CalWORKS, 2895 S. 4th Street, El Centro, CA.

April 27, 2017
ICWA: San Diego, Academy for Professional Excellence, 6505 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120

May 3 , 2017
San Bernardino
Location Tba

May 4, 2017
San Bernardino
Location Tba

June 8, 2017
Orange County
Location Tba

June 22, 2017
San Bernardino
Location Tba

July 13, 2017
San Bernardino
Location Tba

July 20, 2017
San Diego
5469 Kearny Villa Rd.
SD, 92123

July 27, 2017
Orange County
1928 South Grand Ave.
Santa Ana

August 10, 2017
Riverside
Location Tba

September 6, 2017
Riverside
Location Tba

September 7, 2017
San Bernardino
Location Tba

October 12, 2017
Riverside
Location Tba

Summit

The Summit provides an overview of Native American culture, history, and distrust of government systems and services. The training include first-hand accounts of Tribal youth experiences receiving CWS services. Participants engage in collaborative brainstorming to support goals and objectives.The training allows organizations to focus on specific challenges and identify solutions.

Next training: TBA

Other Side of ICWA

The Other Side of ICWA is intended to address “the spirit of the law” and those concerns missing in traditional training that are essential for successful implementation of ICWA.

Next Training: TBA

Gathering

The Gathering provides an overview of Native American culture, history, and distrust of government systems and services. The training reviews the unique issues that affect adolescent development of Tribal youth. Participants engage in collaborative brainstorming. The Gathering provides first hand accounts of Tribal youth who have experienced receiving CWS services and basic communication techniques that support more trusting relations with Tribal youth and families.The training allows organizations to focus on specific challenges and identify solutions.

Next training: TBA

Collaborative

The Collaborative is an adapted half-day training designed to introduce Tribal and non- tribal child welfare workers to the challenges of serving Tribal foster youth. It covers a brief historical overview and concludes with recommendations that support increased communication and collaboration among providers that strive to achieve positive outcomes for Tribal youth.

Next training: TBA

Training for Trainers (T4T)

Training for Trainers focus on skill building to lead cross-cultural discussions that result in positive outcomes. The training also helps participants learn how to conduct Tribal STAR training in their area. Topics covered in the training include cross-cultural communication, cultivating and maintaining trust-based relationships, and understanding how history affects today’s relationships between CWS and Tribal programs.

Bay Area T4T  March 14 – 16, 2017
Judicial Council,
455 Golden Gate Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94102  
For more information contact Tom Lidot at tlidot@mail.sdsu.edu or call 619-594-3158.

eLearning

ICWA Bias, Media and Historical Context eLearning
This eLearning course will explore how media and propaganda have affected our perceptions resulting in a bias toward American Indians. During this course you will be asked to identify three events in American history related to American Indians – and what do these events have in common?

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