ERIC Number: ED332835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Entry Level Competencies for Public Child Welfare Workers Serving Indian Communities.
Gonzalez-Santin, Edwin, Comp.; Lewis, Allison, Comp.
Due to the rural environment in which most Indian tribal human service personnel work, paraprofessional staff rarely have access to professional education programs that will enable them to expand their theoretical knowledge, enhance their practical skills, and advance their careers. Indian child welfare workers encounter complex tasks daily, which require cultural sensitivity, family practice skills, and legal knowledge. This book contains the results of a collaborative career development project to address these needs with input from the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona; the Arizona Administration for Children, Youth and Families; and Arizona State University. The book contains a model curriculum which develops (1) the contextual understanding necessary for those working with Indian families; (2) values currently existing within American Indian society; (3) a theory base for Indian child welfare; (4) the history of social policies which have affected Indian child welfare; and (5) the specific orientation necessary to conduct family practice with Native American people. Four remaining areas of study deal with concrete issues that often lead families into engagement with the child welfare system: drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, school problems, and substitute care. Each area contains a curriculum outline, discussion of the issues, and a substantial bibliography. This book contains about 160 references. (DHP)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Caseworkers, Child Custody, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Family Counseling, Professional Training, Public Policy, Social Agencies, Social Workers, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Welfare Services
Office of American Indian Projects, ASU School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1802 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. School of Social Work.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act 1980; Indian Child Welfare Act 1978