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.