Native American children are perpetually over-represented in the U.S. child welfare system, despite the creation of the Indian Child Welfare Act. This article examines the use of family group conferencing, particularly initiated in Indian child welfare systems, as a practice method to reduce the disproportionality in this area.
Journal of Public Child Welfare
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Legal status of children; Adoption; Adopted children; Family health; Foster children; Foster home care; Poverty; Government policy; Family relations; United States; Great Britain; Child welfare -- United States; Legal status of indigenous peoples of the Americas; Medical care of indigenous peoples
family engagement; family preservation; policy issues