Tag: Indian Child Welfare Act

Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

| November 12, 2019
Nov. 20 — ‘Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption’ to be presented in Flagstaff

“Adoption: Overview of Arizona Adoption Laws, Indian Child Welfare Act and Step-Parent Adoption” will be presented by Jay McCarthy of McCarthyWeston PLCC from noon to 12:45 p.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Coconino County Law Library, 200 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

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Two Flagstaff High School students reach second round of Vans contest. See more local education news here

| April 30, 2019
Two Flagstaff High School students reach second round of Vans contest. See more local education news here

Anyone who has teenagers knows they like to doodle, putting their artistic mark on anything and everything.Two Flagstaff High School students in Kayley Quick’s graphic design class took the habit to the next level by placing their own custom designs onto two pairs of white Vans shoes.

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How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

| March 12, 2019
How unfunded mandates strain schools’ budgets. See more state education news here

What do lawmakers’ bills to require students be tested for dyslexia and receive school vision and hearing screenings have in common?

They’re unfunded mandates, which means there are no funding sources in these bills to provide the services they require.

“It could be the best mandate in the whole world, and it doesn’t change the fact that if it’s not funded, then districts have to take money away from programs and services that students are already getting,” said Chuck Essigs, director of governmental relations for Arizona Association of School Business Officials.

Since Arizona remains 48th in the nation in public education spending, unfunded mandates have a significant impact on public schools’ budgets, Essigs said.

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Challenges to law could redefine Native American foster care, adoption. See more education news here

| December 20, 2018
Challenges to law could redefine Native American foster care, adoption. See more education news here

Gilbert resident Mimi Condon calls the struggle to make her oldest son part of her family her “39-month labor.”

That’s how long it took to adopt David because he’s a Native American and the Condons are not — which meant the 40-year-old Indian Child Welfare Act came into play during the adoption, adding layers of complexity to the process.

The Condons did not set out to adopt Native American children, but three of their four adopted kids — David, now 11, Tommy, 7, and Isaac, 4 — are Native American. Condon tries to keep them connected to their roots, but said she adopted the boys to get them out of foster care and into a loving home.

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Impacts of domestic violence on children is serious; positive change is necessary. See more education news here

| October 24, 2018
Impacts of domestic violence on children is serious; positive change is necessary. See more education news here

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of an issue that affects every community, and a time to commit to doing something to help support and heal victims—especially the youngest victims.

While domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behavior that one person in a relationship uses to control the other, it’s not only those in the relationship that suffer. Children experience domestic violence by seeing it, hearing it and living in constant fear of something happening again. Sometimes violence in the home leads to children being removed from the home and placed in the foster care, system where a team of professionals, as well as their caretakers, may struggle to understand how to help.

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Send a Comment by May 18th – Indian Child Welfare Act

| April 22, 2015
Send a Comment by May 18th – Indian Child Welfare Act

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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Call To Action – Indian Child Welfare Act – May 18th Deadline

| April 17, 2015
Call To Action – Indian Child Welfare Act – May 18th Deadline

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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CALL TO ACTION! – Indian Child Welfare Act

| April 15, 2015
CALL TO ACTION! – Indian Child Welfare Act

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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CALL TO ACTION! – Indian Child Welfare Act

| April 13, 2015
CALL TO ACTION! – Indian Child Welfare Act

The public only has until May 18, 2015 to contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs to oppose changes to the minimum Federal standards in the Indian Child Welfare Act. Those changes would adversely impact the removal of Indian children from their families and place those children in foster and adoptive homes or institutions without consideration […]

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Indian Child Welfare Act – Fair Representation of American Indian Children

| April 7, 2015
Indian Child Welfare Act – Fair Representation of American Indian Children

Indian Child Welfare Act The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1978.  It was a landmark legislation necessary due to the alarming rate of Native American children being placed outside their communities and families. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is pushing to enact federal regulations regarding the Indian Child Welfare […]

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