Needs Assessment invites you to participate in an Online National Tribal Child Welfare Needs Assessment. The Tribal Law and Policy Institute, in partnership with the the Indian Child and Family Resource Center in Helena, Montana; the Native American Training Institute in Bismarck, North Dakota; and the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver, was awarded a cooperative agreement with the federal Children's Bureau to operate the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes. This resource center is part of the Children's Bureau Training and Technical Assistance Network which offers no-cost child welfare focused training/technical assistance (T/TA) to tribes and states. 

Please note that the deadline for the Needs Assessment Survey has been extended to September 30, 2010. Respondents may include:
  • Tribal Leaders
  • Tribal child welfare directors and staff
  • Tribal foster parents
  • Tribal community program staff (such as court staff, law enforcement, community health and others)
  • Birth parents
  • Youth
  • Kinship providers
  • Community members
The NRC4Tribes is seeking Tribal input about the training and technical assistance needs of Tribal child welfare systems. This information will be used by the NRC4Tribes to develop and provide appropriate T/TA for tribes over the next four years of the project. The online needs assessment will also inform the Children's Bureau about the types of T/TA that is needed to support and strengthen Tribal child welfare systems.