Event Details

Achieving Best Outcomes for Indian Children: Wisconsin Implementation Project

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CDT

Presentation Slides

The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (WDCF) and the Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center (MCWIC) are collaborating with the eleven sovereign tribes in Wisconsin and Wisconsin's 71 county child welfare agencies to improve outcomes for Indian children. The presenters in this webinar discussed how this project is designed to achieve this systemic change. Key elements of the project include:

  • Developing child welfare practice principles, training materials, and standardized case practice tools designed to effectively implement the recently enacted Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act (WICWA).
  • Enhancing communication and coordination between internal and external stakeholders responsible for the welfare of Indian children in Wisconsin.

This presentation also included a brief overview of the history of the development of the project, including the formation and remarkable work of the state-tribal partnership that forged the Wisconsin Indian Child Welfare Act, enacted in January of 2010.

Presenters: Angela Gebhardt, Project Manager, Midwest Child Welfare Implementation Center and Loa Porter, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Indian Child Welfare Specialist

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