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ERIC Number: ED237275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment of Native American Parents: Ideas for Practice.
Goodluck, Charlotte
Recruitment of Native Americans to be foster or adoptive parents for Native American children involves careful planning, preparation, and work. In addition to making standard administrative decisions and maintaining required records, social workers must be sensitive to the attitudes, lifestyle, and culture of Native Americans recruited as adoptive or foster parents. Social workers can further recruitment in many ways, including distributing materials at Indian Center board meetings and pow wows, making and distributing posters of children, discussing needs on radio and television and in tribal newspapers, attending tribal meetings, distributing fact sheets on their programs, and visiting local agencies and public health offices to talk with staff and parents. Once parents have been recruited, social workers must respond quickly and sensitively. Statewide identification of Indian parents, computer data bank information on available children and parents, and photolisting of available families can facilitate adoption of Native American children by Native American parents. Included are a list of five resources to contact regarding Native American adoption and foster care, a sample recruitment form, recommendations regarding permanency planning, and a 40-item bibliography of books, articles, tapes, and cassettes available on loan from the Region VIII Child Welfare Training Center in Denver, Colorado. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A