Registration Now Open for In-person Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Policy Trainings

April 9, 2024
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DCYF, in partnership with The Alliance, is excited to launch the much-awaited in-person Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Policy training beginning April 30.

The training reviews the recent revisions that have been made to Washington State ICW policies and procedures, anticipated to go live on July 1, 2024. The training also covers the history of ICW in Washington State, including the state’s 40-year partnership with our 29 Federally Recognized Tribal Nations and our shared goal of improved outcomes for Indian children and families involved in the child welfare system.

Visit The Alliance’s training page for a list of training dates in your region. Non-DCYF staff will need to request enrollment to register.

Tribal partners are encouraged to complete the 30-minute online ICW training prior to attending the in-person training. Sign into The Alliance website and search for "DCYF Indian Child Welfare (ICW) Policy Roll Out (eLearning)" to take the course. We recommend using Chrome to access this online training.

For more information, visit our Indian Child Welfare webpage, or contact Brandy Otto at