Indian Child Welfare Act:

Purpose, Procedures and Practice Implications


On June 17th, 2010, the Department of Human Services hosted a two hour webinar training sessions regarding the purpose, procedures and practice implications of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

This training was prepared by Jerry Foxhoven, Director of the Middleton Children's Rights Center and Associate Professor at the Drake University School of Law

The training was open to Members of First Nations, DHS Staff, Service Providers, Foster Parents, Judges, Attorneys, Juvenile Court Staff, Social Workers, Volunteers, and others interested in Native American Issues. 

Below you will find a link to a recording of the webinar training session as well as copies of the materials that were presented during the training session.  

If you have any questions please contact Mary Jo Beckman with the Iowa Department of Human Services at or by phone at (515) 281 4351.


Recording of CC 324 ICWA: Purposes, Procedures and Practice Implications

Training Announcement

The Iowa Indian Child Welfare Act, prepared by Jerry Foxhoven

ICWA: Purpose, Procedure and Practice Implications,  Powerpoint Presentation

Adoption Hearing Checklist for ICWA cases

Attendance Sheet


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