Disproportionality in Child Welfare

Summary:  Learn how disproportionality in child welfare for American Indian Alaska Natives (AI AN) are either represented or overrepresented in state child welfare systems in child abuse reporting, investigation, substantiations/unsubstantiations, and placement into foster care.   


Application: Professionals can gain understanding of disproportionality of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI AN) populations across the nation, the causes, and how to direct efforts to work through biases and partner with tribes to support ICWA.  


Source: National Indian Child Welfare Association


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