What We Offer
We offer customized trainings and presentations, provide cultural consultation, and convene the right people. We’re experts at trauma-informed, culturally integrated approaches. Contact Misty@NICWC.org for a conversation about how we can help you make a difference in the lives of Indian children residing in Nebraska.
Developing and Training Foster Parents/Relative Caregivers Training
We are able to “train the trainers” for the foster parent and relative caregiver programs. We are not able to provide direct classes to families at this time, but if you are interested please contact us.
TIPS-MAPP Native American Training
Prospective Foster/Adoptive Native American Families — Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) Native American edition prepares individuals and families to make an informed decision about becoming foster and/or adoptive Native American families.
Caring for Our Own Training
Caring For Our Own Program is a nine-week, 27-hour support group designed to provide kinship caregivers with assistance and ideas to help them work in partnership with the helping network, the children and the birth parents of the children. The program was updated in 2011 to include information on trauma and current federal guidelines for kinship/realitive care.
Cultural Compassion Training
Also known as Cultural Responsiveness/Cultural Awareness/Cultural Humility) and working with American Indian/Alaska Native families–
- Medicine Wheel Model Training
- Working with Native American clients
- Diversity within the American Indian Population
ICWA 101 Training
ICWA Basics for caseworkers, attorneys, judges, other court personnel, and service providers.
Advanced ICWA Training
Advanced ICWA for caseworkers, attorneys, judges, other court personnel, and service providers. We can discuss ICWA topics more in-depth and according to the BIA Guidelines, as well as the Nebraska ICWA and comparing to the Federal ICWA.
Historical Trauma and ICWA Training
What is historical trauma and how has it affected ICWA and how it continues to affect American Indian/Alaska Native families. What can we do about historical trauma?
“Why ICWA?” Training
Why was and is ICWA necessary to keep Native Families together? Why is cultural identity important?
Qualified Expert Witness (QEW) Training
Training tribal members to provide Qualified Expert Witness (QEW) testimony in ICWA court cases.
Trauma Informed Care Training
What is Trauma Informed Care and what does it look like in Indian Country.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault in Indian Country Training
We are able to give a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training that includes how DV/SA is different in Indian Country, including an oversight on jurisdictional issues, how DV affects children, the intersection of DV and Child Welfare.
Additional Child Welfare Topics Training
- Child Abuse/Neglect 101
- Jurisdiction and Mandatory Reporting In Indian Country
- Co-occurrence of DV and Child Maltreatment
- Worker Safety