Welcome to the Native American Children Training Forum (NACTF) online training course site created by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) through a grant from the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES).  The training courses on this site were developed in response to a survey of needs taken among tribal youth-serving organizations in California.  The content is specific to California and federal rules governing the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). These training courses are designed to increase the availability of resources to and capacity among tribes and tribal organizations that work with Indian Children and who work with ICWA cases. 

This online classroom uses the Moodle platform which allows for synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous classrooms.  We suggest that you go to the classroom category entitled Distance Learning Tips and take the course entitled Technology Tips for Distance Learning Success before you begin the NACTF training courses. This course will increase your understanding of how Moodle works and enable you to take full advantage of the course offerings.

The courses offered on this site are designed for child welfare workers, tribal and non-tribal social workers, children's services providers, youth advocates, Department of Justice professionals, law enforcement professionals, elected tribal officials, tribal leaders, and all tribal staff or community partners who represent tribal interests in court proceedings involving Native American Children who have been abused/neglected or at risk. We hope the course curricula, discussions and activities will assist you in understanding Indian Child Welfare and obtaining better outcomes for tribal children in the welfare system.

Thank you for your participation!

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.” —Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Lakota Chief & Holy Man

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