Center for Regional & Tribal Child Welfare Studies

Welcome to the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies

Our programs and projects prepare students to become effective child welfare practitioners, particularly in working with American Indian families through offering stipends, coursework and other cultural and experiential learning opportunities. The Center also partners with tribes, county agencies, and non-profits in Minnesota to help improve American Indian child welfare practice and reduce the disparities experienced by families in the child welfare system. For more information on partnering with the Center, please contact Bree Bussey, Center Director.

Mina, F. (2020, Sept. 13). A Plan to Train Child Welfare Workers on American Indian Rights. The Imprint News: Youth & Family News.

Haight, W., Waubanascum, C., Glesener, D., Day, P., Bussey, B. & Nichols, K. (2019) The Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies:  Reducing disparities through indigenous social work education. Children and Youth Service Review, 100, 156-166.

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