NAPCWA submits comments on the AFCARs ICWA Supplemental Notice.

Author:Crayton, Christina
Position:Association news - National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators; adoption and foster care analysis and reporting system; Indian Child Welfare Act - Brief article

APHSA and its affiliate, the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators (NAPCWA), submitted comments on the Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) on the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS). Issued in April, the SNPRM proposed that states collect and report certain information on American Indian/ Alaska Native (AI/AN) children for whom the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) applies and to collect meaningful information about their experiences (with child welfare). The comments reaffirmed support for the administration's commitment to better understand the experiences of AI/AN children. Given the anticipated significant...

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