The National Resource Center for Youth Services received a DHHS Children's Bureau grant to develop and evaluate a competency-based training curriculum to strengthen tribal agency staffs' intervention skills in New Mexico and Oklahoma. The project also included conducting a literature review, maintaining a Project Advisory Group, enhancing collaboration between tribal and state child welfare agencies, and developing a trainer of trainers component. (download curriculum)
Tribal Approaches to Transition
One component of a four-part Monograph Series published by the National Resource Center for Youth Development is the Tribal Monograph. A collaborative study, coordinated by NRCYD, sought information on various independent living and transitional living programs across the country. The Tribal Monograph provides examples of programs across the United States that show promising practices in serving Indian youth by embracing the core principles of cultural competency, youth development, collaboration, and permanent connections. (download monograph)
Tribal Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Current Status of Independent Living Services provided to tribal youth
Since passage of the Foster Care Independence Act (FCIA) and implementation of the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program (CFCIP) in 1999, services focused on preparing youth for a successful transition from foster care to adulthood have become a critical component of child welfare service delivery for both States and Indian Tribes. The report provides information on the efforts of States and Tribes in providing independent living activities to tribal youth and offers strategies for improving these services. (download report)
Native Education 101: Basic Facts about American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Education.
NRCYD Publications Page
NRCYD's publications page offers a variety of reports, studies, curricula, and strategies focusing on older youth in out-of-home care. Also included are links to the NRCYD's Promising Practices monographs. Make sure to check back often for regular updates.