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Kinship Services in Tribal Child Welfare Policy Toolkit

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Logos for the Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center and NICWA - National Indian Child Welfare Association (the latter including the tagline Protecting Our Children | Preserving Our Culture)

This toolkit, developed by our partners at the National Indian Child Welfare Association, has two parts. Part one examines several issues that tribal child welfare programs might want to consider in drafting policies and procedures with regard to the engagement of extended families in services and the support of relatives/kin who step into parenting roles, whether inside or outside of the formal child welfare system. It summarizes the issues that might be considered in policy. Part two provides policy guidance and sample trauma-informed language to support the development of tribally specific child welfare policy to address the identified issues outlined in part one.

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