Show: The Imprint Weekly

Understanding ICWA Part 1: Active Efforts, with Shannon Smith

On this week’s podcast we discuss a scandal that sparked new mandated reporting laws, the Biden administration’s kinship care ideas, and a new adoption information system in Ireland.

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Shannon Smith of Minnesota’s ICWA Law Center joins us to talk about the active efforts provision of the Indian Child Welfare Act something she sees in play everyday in one of America’s only ICWA courts.

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Mandatory Reporting Was Supposed to Stop Severe Child Abuse. It Punishes Poor Families Instead. CPS Workers Search Millions of Homes a Year. A Mom Who Resisted Paid a Price. Can ‘Kinship Care’ Help the Child Welfare System? The White House Wants to Try Biden Proposes Major Spending Shifts to Prioritize Kin, Foster Care Prevention Prioritizing Kinship Care with Kim Clifton Irish Leader Apologizes for Adoptions That ‘Robbed Children’ of Their Identity Ireland Opens Decades of Secret Records to Adoptees A Seattle Agency Digs Deep into Unanswered Questions About Past Adoption Practices, and its Obligations to Families Minneapolis Lawyers Rely on ‘Gold Standard’ Law to Keep Native American Families Together Supreme Court Set to Consider Fate Of Indian Child Welfare Act in November
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