Fostering ties between resource and birth families in tribal child welfare practice


AdoptUSKids worked with tribal consultants to provide the information contained in this tip sheet to help you, as a tribal child welfare administrator, support resource families acting as extended family to a child’s birth family.

Topics covered include:

  • What it means to be an extended family member in tribal child welfare practice
  • How tribes can support and train resource parents
  • Ways to ensure consistency in approaches to working with resource families across your tribal system

Author: AdoptUSKids

Published: 2021

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Fostering Extended Family Ties Between Resource Families and Birth Families in Tribal Child Welfare Practice (365 KB PDF)