What are the Training, Coaching, and Transfer of Learning Tools?
Training is the link between policy and practice. These tools will steer you toward training curricula, training resources, and other aids for the transfer of knowledge from the classroom to the field.
Training Curricula and Staff Development Opportunities
Training curricula, online courses, and staff development opportunities are available at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels to meet county needs for developing staff capacity to provide quality case management and legal services to Native American/ Alaska Native families according to the letter and spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
These resources include national, state, and regional organizations that provide training and training materials about child welfare practice with Native American/ Alaska Native children and families.
Guidance and Discussion Tips for Using Native American/ Alaska Native Fact Sheets
Three fact sheets suitable for child welfare staff at all levels of the agency will enhance cultivation of engagement skills and culturally appropriate practice. Facilitators and instructors can refer to discussion tips tailored for each of the fact sheets.
Transfer of Learning Tools
These tools are designed to sustain and enhance classroom or online training through supervised application to the job of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and values.
- Transfer of Learning Guide: This guide provides an overview of what Transfer Of Learning (TOL) is, why TOL activities are important, strategies to increase TOL, and examples of TOL activities.
- Native American Enhancement Toolkit (for Managers and Supervisors) This PowerPoint explains the purpose and goals of NAE Toolkit Implementation for an audience of child welfare managers and supervisors.
- Internal Strengths and External Influence. This PowerPoint was presented at the 2010 State ICWA Conference in Pala, California, by Tribal STAR and provides information about challenges and strengths within communities that support ICWA compliance and collaboration. It also illustrates the efforts made by the 2007-2010 Breakthrough Series Collaborative to address disproportionality and indicates the outcomes that were achieved by participating counties. The PowerPoint can be used as a guide for county staff to enhance collaboration with local tribal entities.
- FACES 1-minute introduction to proper inquiry
- FACES instructional video (12 minutes) with guidance for leading discussions
- On the Rez- Erwin Osuna: Erwin Osuna and his younger brother, Adam, grew up on the Rincon Indian Reservation until they were taken in by a white foster family in Julian, CA. Here Erwin discusses his childhood, his experiences as a foster child, and life on the reservation.
- On the Rez- Adam Osuna: Adam Osuna, grew up on the Rincon Indian Reservation until he and his brother, Erwin were taken in by a white foster family in Julian, CA. Here Adam discusses his childhood, his experiences as a foster child, and life on the reservation.
- Thoughts about Columbus Day, Among the Lakota
- Reconsider Columbus Day
- California Area Indian Health Service
- California Courts: ICWA Job Aids
- Cailfornia Indian Education Association, Inc.
- Center for Native American Youth
- Independent Living Program (ILP) Services for Tribal Youth: ACL 16-19 April 2016
- Judge Leonard Edwards: Active vs. Reasonable Efforts (2015)
- Judicial Council of California: STEPs to Justice: American Indian Service Providers (2015)
- Rocky Mountain Quality Improvement Center: Resource Guide: Working with Urban American Indian Families With Child Protection and Substance Abuse Challenges
- SAMHSA: A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness -- American Indian and Alaska Native
- Tribal Court Clearinghouse
- Tribal STAR County Resources have extensive listings
- United American Indian Involvement, Inc., Seven Generations Child and Family Services: Red Pages 2009 -- A Resource Guide for the American Indian / Alaska Native Community in Los Angeles County
- Unity Inc.- UNITY's Mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and to help build a strong, unified, and self- reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.
- U.S. Census Bureau: Profile America: Facts for Features -- American Indian And Alaska Native Heritage Month, November 2011