On behalf of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and the Children’s Bureau, the Native American Training Institute (NATI) is pleased to announce the expansion of the Children’s Bureau Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Network through the creation of five new Child Welfare Implementation Centers. The Native American Training Institute partners with the University of Texas at Arlington, School of Social Work, Judith Granger Birmingham Center for Child Welfare, and the University of Denver, Butler Institute for Families in one of these implementation centers known as the Mountain and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center (MPCWIC).
Please click on the logo to the left for more information on the MPCWIC and the Region VI Forum
Click here for the Mountain and Plains Child Welfare Implementation Center Brochure.
The U.S. Children’s Bureau (Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services) recently awarded funding for five National Child Welfare Workforce Initiatives. The Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver, in partnership with the Native American Training Institute (NATI), has been awarded one of these five-year cooperative agreements. The purpose of the Western Workforce collaborative is to develop and test a workforce assessment and intervention model for child welfare focused on organizational health and responsive to diverse local needs.
Through this Cooperative Agreement, the NATI will be working with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation.
The Tribal Law & Policy Institute, in partnership with the Indian Child and Family Resource Center, Native American Training Institute, and the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver, was awarded a cooperative agreement in October 2009 from the Children's Burearu to operate the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes. This resource center is part of the Children's Bureau T/TA Network which offers child welfare-focused T/TA to Tribes and states at no cost.