Held on October 12, 2011, this webinar provides an overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). "ICWA" is a federal law passed in 1978 in response to the alarmingly high number of Indian children being removed from their homes by both public and private agencies. The intent of Congress under ICWA was to "protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families" (25 U.S.C. § 1902). ICWA sets federal requirements that apply to state child custody proceedings involving an Indian child who is a member of or eligible for membership in a federally recognized tribe. Participants will build knowledge on context and compliance steps in case management.