National eUpdate

June 2023

National Child Welfare Workforce Development Month this September

This month-long celebration is an opportunity for child welfare professionals to recognize their achievements and connect with colleagues, for child welfare leaders to focus on how to support and recognize their workforce, for social work students to learn about child welfare practice, and for social work programs and faculty to refresh the child welfare curriculum with the latest resources. Visit to begin planning your celebration!

Registration Is Now Open!

As part of Child Welfare Worker Appreciation Week, September 11-15, 2023, NCWWI and the Children's Bureau will host the Child Welfare Worker Recognition event on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 3:00 pm EDT. As we come together to honor and recognize our workforce, the air will be charged with an electrifying energy, a shared appreciation for the immense challenges they face and the victories they help families achieve. So mark your calendars, spread the word, and prepare to be inspired.


ICWA Upheld

On June 15, 2023, the United States Supreme Court handed down a 7-2 decision in Haaland v. Brackeen that upholds the Indian Child Welfare Act. This is an opportune moment to reflect on how we, as individuals and as organizations, can demonstrate our ongoing commitment to supporting tribal sovereignty. Some questions to prompt reflection and action:

  1. How will you continue to actively learn about tribal sovereignty?
  2. What does respecting the rights and well-being of Native American communities look like in your work?
  3. How are you challenging stereotypes and misconceptions?

NCWWI has a collection of resources that aim to strengthen public and tribal child and family systems to support tribal sovereignty. Check out a few of our recently created products to help you in your work:

"This ruling is an important victory not only for Native tribes, but for all of us who are committed to protecting family integrity and respecting tribal sovereignty.”

- HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra

Indian Child Welfare Timeline
We are honored to support your workforce development efforts. Please contact Sharon Kollar if you have questions or need further assistance.

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