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  • 01:32

    The Indian Child Welfare Act

    in Politics Progressive

    Welcome Esther  Altvater Attean and Misty Sioux Little to the show. We will be discussing the Indian Child Welfare Act and the effects it has within the communities.
    The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is Federal law that governs the removal and out-of-home placement of American Indian children. The law was enacted after recognition by the Federal Government that American Indian children were being removed from their homes and communities at a much higher rate than non-Native children. ICWA established standards for the placement of Indian children in foster and adoptive homes and enabled Tribes and families to be involved in child welfare cases. Find resources related to ICWA, including Tribal, State, and local examples .
    These communities have suffered greatly from many laws and ACTS that removed children from their communities. This resulted in many children being removed from their Tribes via religion, Boarding schools, adoption and protective services. These efforts are contributing to the continued genocide of these people. Each community has its own historical trauma and history of the government attempting to assimilate their children into society at the complete loss of their culture and identity. They will always come for the children so it is very important for use to understand the tools they use when they come.
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  • 00:15

    Alyssa's interview on Child Welfare Services

    in Radio

    How much do we truly kn ow about child welfare services?

  • 00:57

    CJP Training Series - Special Education Issues in Child Welfare Cases

    in Education

    Dan Wilde, J.D., Director of the Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division, will provide a presentation on important special education issues in Wyoming child welfare cases, such as child-find and continuous evaluations.  The presentation will include an overview of relevant laws affecting the education of foster care youth, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  

  • 01:03

    Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases - Part 2

    in Education

    Cindi Wood, JD and John Chambers, JD, both attorneys from Casper, Wyoming with experience representing parents in child welfare cares, will present an overview of the Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases. The Guidelines are available online on the CJP website - www.courts.state.wy.us/CJP.aspx. The Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases have been developed with CJP support and adopted by the Wyoming Children’s Justice Project Advisory Council. Both Ms. Wood and Mr. Chambers served on the CJP Parent Legal Representation Committee that drafted the Guidelines. Presentation handouts will be available at the CJP Training Series tab one day prior to the session, at the same site, under the “CJP Training Series” tab.

  • 00:45

    Representing Parents in Child Welfare Cases - Part 1

    in Education

    Dona Playton, Faculty Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Clinic, Assistant Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Services Programs, and Assistant Lecturer at the University Of Wyoming College Of Law, will present an overview of this important component of child welfare proceedings.  Her presentation will serve as introduction to Part 2 in the series, which will cover the Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse, Neglect, and Termination of Parental Rights Cases, being released by the Wyoming Children’s Justice Project in January. Ms. Playton will focus upon why having the Practice Guidelines is important and how parent representation is similar and different from other types of legal representation.

  • 00:54

    CJP Training Series - 2014 Wyoming Child Welfare Law Update

    in Education

    Jill Kucera, J.D., Senior Assistant Wyoming Attorney General will present a session entitled "2014 Child Welfare Law Update".  This episode will include a review of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and 2014 statutes that affect Wyoming children and their families. 

  • 01:00

    2013 Child Welfare Law Update: A review of court decisions and 2013 Wyoming statutes

    in Education

    2013 Child Welfare Law Update

    Jill Kucera, Senior Assistant Attorney General, will present a session entitled “2013 Child Welfare Law Update:  A review of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on ICWA, Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and 2013 statutes that affect Wyoming children and their families."

    Tune in to hear what has occurred recently with respect to child welfare law in the State of Wyoming.   


  • 00:45

    Sue Badeau discusses National Foster Care Month and much more!

    in Books

    May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the nearly 400,000 children and youth in foster care, and we celebrate all those who make a meaningful difference in their lives.

    About Sue Badeau:

    Love children (mom to 22, grand mom to 35, great grandmom to 7!) chocolate, camping, road-trips, writing, reading mysteries and more, standing up and speaking up for those without a voice. I have worked in children's services, policy and advocacy for 35 years. Married to my best friend, I divide my time between my home and kids in Philadelphia and traveling to speak and teach on the topics I am passionate about - healing and hope for children who have experienced trauma, foster care, adoption, permanent families for all kids, and more. My faith is my rock. After the 3rd of our 3 terminally ill children passed away in 2012 we decided the time had come to write our story and so we are proud and excited to share "Are We There Yet? The Ultimate Road Trip Adopting & Raising 22 Kids" with you all!

  • 02:01

    Indian Child Welfare Act

    in Culture

    Duane and guest Angela Sherigan, a judge with the Little River Band of Ottawas in Michagan, discuss the issues relative to Indian children and the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. NOTE: The content of this show is for informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice offered by a licensed attorney.
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  • 00:24

    Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative

    in Culture

    Tonight on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryUniversity.com, we'll talk with Jamel Robinson, founder of the Jamel Robinson Child Welfare Reform Initiative!


    1837-1915 Amanda Berry Smith devoted her life to the ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her most noted achievement is the opening of the first orphanage for black children in Illinois.

     In 1899, the orphanage opened its doors to homeless African American girls. The 12-room brick house that served as the orphanage was the first of its kind in Illinois.
    The community at large was receptive to Smith’s evangelical message and supported the presence of the orphanage. By 1910, the building housed 33 children, up from 12 in 1900

    In Harvey, Illinois, a suburb founded by temperance groups south of Chicago, Smith took up the duties of the national representative for the WCTU, and wrote her life’s story. An Autobiography: The Story of the Lord’s Dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored Evangelist was published in 1893. Through book sales, donations, and lecturing fees, she began to raise money for a new cause: an orphanage for black children. She founded and distributed a small newspaper, The Helper, in order to generate publicity and income for the orphanage and other worthy charities

    In New York City, there are nearly 14,000 children in foster care, with almost 6,000 new youth entering the system every year.   Of those youth, approximately 1/3 are between the ages of 13-19, and less than 20% expect to be adopted. That equates to 1,100 youth aging out of the foster care system in New York each year without a permanent home, family or support network.

  • 01:31

    Sandra Sturkie, SCDSS Child Welfare Director, Jumps In the Barrel

    in Politics Conservative

    When the name South Carolina Department of Social Services is spoken people react in many different ways. Some folks run for the hills. Those in need of help give thanks. Others nash their teeth and use words I will not repeat. 

    Tuesday's guest will be explaining what SCDSS is all about.

    Over the past couple of years SCDSS has faced many challenges. At the same time they hold claim to several achievements; although you may not hear about .achievements).

    Sandr Sturkie will sit across the table from me as we explore the services provided by SCDSS, the issues, the successes and where they are headed from here.

    Jump "In the Pickle Barrel" with us Tuesday morning at 7AM-8:30AM EST. Feel free to enter the chatroom or call in at (855) 236-2486 to join the conversation live on air.