39th Annual National Indian Child Welfare Association Conference
The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) will host its 39th annual conference titled “Protecting Our Children: Connectedness, Resilience, and Persistence” as a virtual event from April 11 to April 14, 2021. Conference participants will include child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice service providers; legal professionals; child advocates; and tribal, state, and federal leaders. Conference goals include highlighting successful strategies for developing effective services, innovative child welfare and children’s mental health service delivery practices, approaches for financing and sustaining children’s services, and strategies to engage youth and families in developing services and policies for systemic change. The conference will provide opportunities for peer networking to support work toward permanency for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families, as well as time to share research on AI/AN children’s well-being and effective child welfare and children’s mental health services, practices, and policies. There is a conference registration fee.