Race, Tribe and Child Welfare: How Identity Policy Trumps Children's Needs

Our country has a terrible history with regard to our African-American and Native American citizens. Centuries of racism have led to consequences that last until today, and racism continues to be a fact of life affecting minorities around the nation. 1,408 more words

Child Welfare

Eighth Circuit Asks Defendants for Response to En Banc Petition

Here is the order:

JUDGE ORDER:A petition for rehearing has been filed by the appellees in the above cases. The court requests a response to the petition. 46 more words

Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher

What Remains: Indian Child Welfare Act Under Fire

A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a 40-year-old law that was passed to protect against the separation of American Indian children from their families and tribes by state-run child welfare systems. 584 more words


New from the ABA Section of Family Law: The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook

Now fully revised and updated, The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook is a one-of-a-kind guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. The ICWA was enacted to ameliorate the problem of the massive removal of Native American children from their homes by both state welfare agencies and private agencies and to ensure that those children, once removed, would be placed in homes that reflect their cultures and traditions. 210 more words