Provides a brief overview and understanding of how to facilitate a synchronous online training session. Synchronous learning refers to "real-time" learning, in which a group of students is engaged in learning at the same time.  It is like a virtual classroom which allows students to ask, and teachers to answer questions instantly, through instant messaging, which is why it is called synchronous. 

NICWA’s: Positive Indian Parenting Online Course includes curriculum designed to provide a brief, practical, and culturally specific training program for Indian parents. The curriculum has two goals, 1) to help Indian parents explore the values and attitudes expressed in traditional Indian child-rearing practices and then to apply those values to modern parenting skills; and 2) to help parents develop positive and satisfying attitudes, values, and skills that have roots in their cultural heritage. 

This course was adapted by Tolowa Dee'Ni Nation to do a training on the parenting curriculum module in the Positive Indian Parenting Course.

This course will discuss when to use an expert witness, how they can and should be used, and from what lists should be generated. The course would assist tribal representatives, advocates, community members etc, on the unique categories of expert witnesses and differentiate the various ways that Expert Witnesses can be utilized in an ICWA case. It is imperative that members of tribal councils, tribal court judges and child welfare service providers understand the application, requirements and interaction between these laws especially in developing the use of an Expert Witness.