Alaska Native children are seven times more likely than non-natives to enter the state’s child welfare system. To protect the interests of these children and promote stability and security among families and tribes, federal law allows tribes to be involved in legal proceedings about child welfare and custody. AIR staff partnered with the National Indian Child Welfare Association to develop an online training for tribal workers, Be the Voice: Working Effectively with Courts, in conjunction with Alaska Native tribes and the state.
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13 Mar 2014
Changing systems, practices and programs to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families requires a comprehensive approach anchored in an understanding of relationships and context for individuals, organizations, and political, economic and social environments. Implementing Systems Change: How Neuroscience Informs the Process and Lessons from the Field describes five key elements critical for sustainable systems change.
13 Mar 2014
Child abuse prevention and other human service programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate results and implement system and practice changes to improve outcomes. Putting What Works Into Practice describes important considerations for successfully implementing sustainable approaches with lasting benefit. It discusses critical activities that need to happen at different phases of implementation for leaders, policymakers, program managers, staff and stakeholders.