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How tribal values and traditions can guide recruitment, development, and support of resource families

AdoptUSKids worked with tribal consultants to provide this information to help you, as a tribal child welfare administrator, ground resource family support efforts in tribal culture and have tribal values, language, traditions, and teachings guide your work with resource families.

This tip sheet describes how to improve outcomes for American Indian children by incorporating the following activities in your recruitment and support efforts:

  • Define and support well-being of resource families
  • Establish culturally relevant policies and procedures
  • Provide training for resource families
  • Ensure families and children have an active voice in your work

Author: AdoptUSKids

Published: 2021

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How Tribal Values and Traditions Can Guide Recruitment, Development, and Support of Resource Families (420 KB PDF)



Cultural competence  Family support strategies  For tribes  Tip sheet