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5/24/11 History Decades of discrimination and cruel treatment including the practice of forcibly removing children from their homes. Boarding School Era (1880s-1950s) o Remove children from homes and send to far away school. o Forced to assimilate by learning English and Christianity. o Military-style. o Lose culture and traditions. Indian Adoption Era (1950s-1978) o Indian Child Welfare Act
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5/24/11 Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) - 1978 Applies to any Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe. Focus on large number of Indian children removed from families. Stop the frequent placement of Indian Children in non-Indian substitute care or adoption. Requires efforts to be made to keep family together. If child removed from home, efforts made to bring
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Unformatted text preview: Indian Child Welfare Act 5/24/11 ICWA gives decision making power to tribal government. This Act applies to four types of child custody proceedings • Foster care placements • Termination of certain parental rights, including stepparent adoption proceedings and delinquency proceedings • Pre-adoption placement • Adoption placements Indian Child Welfare Act Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/24/11 Effectiveness of the ICWA •The following rates decreased in Indian children: –Adoptions –State foster care placements •Discrepancies for non/Indian children decreased in: –Adoptions rates –Foster care rates* •The following rate has increased: –Indian children being placed in Indian Indian Child Welfare Act...
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