2021 ICWA Institute by The Washington Association of Child Advocate Program’s ICWA committee
2021 ICWA Institute
The Washington Association of Child Advocate Program’s ICWA committee is pleased to once again to offer our 4th “ICWA Institute” — a series of 6 intensive training courses designed for Child Advocate volunteers and staff to be better able to provide best interests advocacy for Native American youth in and out of State and Tribal Court.
In light of the current pandemic, this iteration of the institute will be hosted entirely via Zoom, starting Friday, Feb 19th, and then resuming on Monday, Feb 22 for the rest of the week. All courses will run from 10 AM – noon.
In order for you to receive a certificate of completion, you’ll need to participate in all 6 sessions. Registration is the same for all sessions — the Zoom registration link will allow you to select which days you’d like to attend. If you’re interested in receiving your certificate for the full class, be sure to click all 6 boxes!
Enrollment fees for this training are covered by your local programs as well as WACAP.
2021 ICWA Institute AGENDA
Friday, Feb 19 10:00 AM – 12:00 Opening Remarks
NICWA Presentation – Overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Part I
Monday, Feb 22 10:00 AM – 12:00
NICWA Presentation – Overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Part II
Tuesday, Feb 23 10AM – 12:00
Washington State IC Laws and Caselaw
Wednesday, Feb 24 10 AM – 12:00
Preserving Native Connections – Native American Inquiry Process and Relative Search
Thursday, Feb 25 10 AM – 12:00
Putting it all together
Friday, Feb 26 10 AM – 12:00 (or as long as Her Honor wants to speak!)
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis
Please go to this link below to register: 4th Annual ICWA Institute – Washington Association of Child Advocate Programs (wachildadvocates.org): https://wachildadvocates.org/icwa-institute/