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Development and Implementation of Tribal Foster Care and Relative/Kinship Care Standards: Second Edition

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Logos for the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center and the National Indian Child Welfare Association

This guidebook, developed by our partners at the National Indian Child Welfare Association, particularly Subject Matter Expert Terry L. Cross, MSW, ACSW, LCSW and Mariah Meyerholz, MSW, discusses several important considerations and suggests a process through which tribes can develop locally appropriate standards. It is based on the premise that foster care standards, including care by relatives, are most useful when developed by the tribal community in which they will be used and when a broad segment of that community participates in the development and implementation process.

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