Tribal Consultation Events
Tribal Customary Adoption (TCA)
Manual of Policies and Procedures, Division 31, Chapter 31-100: Intake
Tribal Consultation Policy (TCP) Listening Sessions
The CDSS co-chaired two listening sessions at the 20th Annual California Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Conference on June 25 and 27, 2013 and one listening session at the 21st Annual California ICWA Conference on June 19, 2014 with the intent to gather input about how to develop a formal TCP. See below for a description of the conference sessions and transcripts from those sessions.
These sessions are an important step toward establishing a formal consultation process with tribal nations regarding significant child welfare issues, and the CDSS understands that tribal leadership participation is instrumental in strengthening our state-to-tribal government relationship.