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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, Tribal STAR
Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU School of Social Work
Phone: (619) 594-6107 Fax: (619) 594-1118
Email: sadominguez@sdsu.edu

LaPrincess Greene, Administrative Support Assistant, Tribal STAR
Academy for Professional Excellence, SDSU School of Social Work
Phone: (619) 594-3126 Fax: (619) 594-1118
Email: lngreene@sdsu.edu

All Trainings –
Registration:  8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Training: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please note that all training start promptly at 8:30 and no one will be admitted once the training begins.

Continental Breakfast and working lunch included.

 

 

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Working with Native American Families and Tribes

 ICWA: Working with Native American Families and Tribes is intended to provide social workers with foundational knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and best practices.

2019 Training Schedule:

August 1, 2019: San Diego County
Academy for Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Court, Room 105
San Diego, CA 92120
8:30am-5:00pm

August 8, 2019: Orange County
Orange Country TCD
1928 S Grand Ave #AB 107
Santa Ana, CA 92705
8:30am-5:00pm

August 22, 2019: San Bernardino County
CWDS Riverside Training Center
3600 Lime St., Ste. 416
Riverside, CA 92501
Downstairs Training Room
8:30am-5:00pm

August 29, 2019: San Diego County
Academy for Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Court, Room 105
San Diego, CA 92120
8:30am-5:00pm

September 12, 2019: Riverside County
CWDS Riverside Training Center
3600 Lime St., Ste. 416
Riverside, CA 92501
Downstairs Training Room
8:30am-5:00pm

September 26, 2019: San Bernardino County
CWDS Riverside Training Center
3600 Lime St., Ste. 416
Riverside, CA 92501
Downstairs Training Room
8:30am-5:00pm

October 10, 2019: San Bernardino County
CWDS Riverside Training Center
3600 Lime St., Ste. 416
Riverside, CA 92501
Downstairs Training Room
8:30am-5:00pm

October 17, 2019 San Diego County
Academy for Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Court, Room 105
San Diego, CA 92120
8:30am-5:00pm

October 24, 2019: Orange County
Orange Country TCD
1928 S Grand Ave #AB 107
Santa Ana, CA 92705
8:30am-5:00pm

ICWA for Supervisors

Let The Spirit Lead: Working with Native American Families and Tribes
ICWA for Supervisors is designed for child welfare supervisors, especially those supervisors who supervise line workers with ICWA cases. Participants will review ICWA, ICWA best practices and supervisory issues specific to managing ICWA cases. Coaching will be available in conjunction with this training.

Next Training:

July 25, 2019 Regional
ICWA for Supervisors
Academy for Professional Excellence
6367 Alvarado Court, Room 105
San Diego, CA 92120
8:30am-5:00pm

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.

Next training: TBD

For more information contact Sunni Dominguez sadominguez@sdsu.edu.

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