ERIC Number: ED213564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978: Questions and Answers.
Administration for Native Americans (DHEW/OHDS), Washington, DC.
The question and answer booklet highlights the provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 which was designed to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families. The booklet attempts to answer 28 important questions concerning title I of the Act. Examples of questions answered are: what Indian children and their families are affected by child custody provisions?; how does the law affect child welfare matters now before state courts?; do the provisions of title I regarding child custody proceedings also apply to tribal courts?; how may the states and Indian tribes facilitate transfer of jurisdiction regarding child care and custody matters?; how are Indian children living off the reservation affected by the jurisdictional issues related to child custody proceedings?; when may a state court order regarding foster care placement or termination of parental rights be invalidated?; what happens when an Indian child must be removed from the home to prevent imminent danger of physical damage or harm? Attachments include a copy of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, a list of Bureau of Indian Affairs area offices, and state agencies administering social services to Indian tribes and organizations. (ERB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Administration for Native Americans (DHEW/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Custody; Foster Care; Indian Child Welfare Act 1978; Tribal Courts