The Purposes of the Youth ICWA Training are for young people to:

The time estimates for these training activities are based on a group of 10-15 youth.

1.  Learn about the Indian Child Welfare Act;

2.  Develop advocacy skills youth can use to make an impact for Native communities & foster youth;

3.  To practice communication and problem solving skills.

This is a facilitated curriculum designed as an experiential, group learning process.  The curriculum takes advantage of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning strengths.  Because there is very little reading or writing involved, the curriculum can meet the needs of young people from high school through college-ages.  The process relies on youths' existing knowledge, experience, and beliefs to teach new information and processes.  Youth also practice adult-communication and social skills in a safe, no-fail environment.