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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

View the tip sheet

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



Cultural competence  Family support strategies  For tribes  Tip sheet