Lessons Learned from Covid and Wildfires: Handling ICWA Cases During Disasters (Presentation at 28th Annual California Statewide ICWA Conference, Thursday, June 24, 2021).
California Office of the Tribal Advisor.
Conference Materials Presentation
Published: June 24, 2021
This slide presentation from the 28th Annual California Statewide ICWA Conference shares the lessons learned from handling Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) child cases during the COVID-19 pandemic and California wildfires. It is intended to give tribal governments, representatives, advocates, and social workers a better understanding of the functions of the Office of the Tribal Advisor in navigating the COVID-19 public health emergency and other emergencies. The presentation begins with a description of the duties of the Office of the Tribal Advisor, including the role of the Office of the Tribal Advisor in coordinating functions with elected tribal officials and jurisdictional partners during emergencies, and in elevating and integrating tribal priorities into executive and State orders and actions. Key strategies the Office of the Tribal Advisor used to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to respond to the wildfires are then noted, as well as challenges in providing child welfare services during the COVID-19 pandemic and State level mitigation measures.
ICWA; CALIFORNIA; STATE DISASTER RESPONSE; COVID-19; PROMISING PRACTICES; TRIBAL SOCIAL SERVICES; TRIBES; ADOPTION SERVICES; CHILD WELFARE SERVICES