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Testimony of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, Association on American Indian Affairs, and National Congress of American Indians for the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources regarding improving programs designed to protect at-risk youth

Cross, T.L., Trope, J., and Johnson Pata, J. – 2011

Testimony of representatives from three Native American advocacy groups regarding federal child welfare policy as it relates to the needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native children and families. Discusses the importance of funding tribal child welfare services that address such issues as child abuse and neglect and children affected by parental substance abuse. Notes the need to aid tribal family courts in their work pertaining to child maltreatment cases. Also describes the importance of collecting child welfare outcomes data specific to Native children.