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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30 Apr 2014
The Health Disparities Leadership Summit brought together healthcare practitioners and providers, researchers, policymakers, and legislators from across the nation to discuss solutions to racial and ethnic disparities in health care. AIR senior researcher Karen B. Francis served as moderator and panelist for the session Lock Up or Lock Down?: Why and How We Can and Should Improve Mental Health Care in America.