The Indian Child Welfare Act Handbook: A Legal Guide to the Custody and Adoption of Native American Children. 2nd ed.
Jones, B. J. (Billy Joe), 1959- Tilden, Mark. Gaines-Stoner, Kelly.
xii, 353 p.
Publication Information: [Chicago] : American Bar Association.
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610-4714
The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was enacted by Congress in 1978. It established procedures for tribes and families to be given notice in cases of adoption, foster placement, dependency and neglect proceedings against parents, and other situations where the parental rights of Native Americans may be jeopardized. It also redefined the best interest standard in light of Native American cultural practices. This book is designed to help family law practitioners, social workers, and counselors to understand the various requirements of the law. Chapters cover the development of ICWA and constitutional challenges to the ICWA, applicability of the ICWA and proceedings not covered by the ICWA, jurisdictional provisions of the ICWA, procedural requirements of the ICWA, placement provisions of the Act, collateral challenges to the ICWA determinations, funding of ICWA programs, and the successes and failures of the ICWA. A table of cases and a selected bibliography are included. Appendices contain the ICWA, lists of tribal court and ICWA contacts, checklists, and form motions. A CD is also provided that includes the appendices.
ICWA; Native Americans; child welfare services; Parental rights; cultural competency; Federal laws