[Tribal-drug-courts] Webinar Recording: Review of Updated BIA ICWA Guidelines

Lauren van Schilfgaarde Lauren at tlpi.org
Fri Mar 20 13:29:57 CDT 2015

For those of you who were unable to join, Addie Smith of NICWA provided a very good overview of the new BIA ICWA Guidelines<http://www.bia.gov/cs/groups/public/documents/text/idc1-029637.pdf> (not to be confused with the proposed ICWA regulations<https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/03/20/2015-06371/regulations-for-state-courts-and-agencies-in-indian-child-custody-proceedings>).

Below is a recording of the webinar.

Lauren van Schilfgaarde, Tribal Law Specialist
Tribal Law and Policy Institute<http://www.tlpi.org/>
8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 211
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 650-5467 ~ Fax: (323) 650-8149
Email: Lauren at TLPI.org<mailto:Lauren at TLPI.org>
Please visit: www.WellnessCourts.org<http://www.wellnesscourts.org/>
Providing resources and technical assistance for Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

From: Addie Smith [mailto:meetings at meetings.readytalk.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:24 PM
To: Lauren van Schilfgaarde
Subject: Thank you for attending: Review of Updated BIA ICWA Guidelines

[cid:e6ef18af-b1ba-4217-981e-ff00afd950fa at callinfo.com]<http://www.readytalk.com>

Review of Updated BIA ICWA Guidelines
Dear Lauren van Schilfgaarde,

Thank you to all who joined us this last Friday in a free webinar regarding the BIA's revised Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings. NICWA is proud of the role we played in bringing this about and the support we have received from our community, individuals like you.
We had 800 people join us in the webinar, which is a record for NICWA. To continue to have access to future webinars and receive updates on this work, please consider joining NICWA as a member at our introductory Abalone level: http://www.nicwa.org/membership/benefits/
Here is the link to the webinar:
Also, the following link<http://sct.narf.org/documents/adoptivecouplevbabygirl/merits/support_of_respondents/psychological_associations.pdf%20> is to the brief filed by various psychological associations in the "Baby Veronica Case" discussed in the webinar.

P.S. Check out NICWA’s government affairs page at http://www.nicwa.org/government/, explore additional materials where you can also download the most recent webinar.


Meeting Description:

A major development in tribal child welfare policy was announced on February 25, 2015. The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced that it had issued—effective immediately—revisions to the Guidelines for State Courts and Agencies in Indian Child Custody Proceedings for the first time since 1979. NICWA is hosting a free webinar to explain the revisions.The new guidelines are intended to address some of the issues that states and public and private agencies have grappled with for the past 36 years.

ICWA advocates, tribal and state child welfare workers, tribal and state attorneys, parents’ attorneys, and judges are strongly encouraged to attend the NICWA webinar. It will discuss guideline changes and provide a more in-depth analysis of our potential to use these revised guidelines to support Indian children and families. Please join us!



Fri, Mar 13, 2015


10:00 AM PDT


1 hour 30 minutes


Addie Smith

Downloadable Files

[cid:c00dbcd4-aff8-4069-a7f9-5d321efce4b2 at callinfo.com]

Revised Guidelines Present... <https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/download/schedule/5xii0oewgf14>


•  ICWA Guidelines Update<http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=7t2ltz>

 Presenter Information

Addie Smith

Adrian (Addie) graduated in 2012 from the dual law and social work program at Washington University in St. Louis where her studies focused on the intersection of race, family, and public policy. As a dual degree student, she expanded her direct practice experiences in the child welfare system and interned at the Family Violence Unit at the Denver District Attorney’s Office, as a juvenile probation officer in St. Louis County, and as the resident social worker for a Child and Family Defense Clinic.

As government affairs associate, Addie works with tribes, tribal policymaking organizations, and state and federal governments on policy development and federal funding issues in efforts to support tribal sovereignty and promote the well-being of children and families.

[cid:e52a2e86-d465-4e53-9ded-39b2a3cd828f at callinfo.com]<http://www.readytalk.com>

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