Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily at 8:00 AM until 5:00 AM from June 27, 2011 until June 29, 2011
Location: 17225 Jersey Ave. Lemoore, CA 93245
Phone: (559)924-1278 Ext. 4006
Email: Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino
The Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe will be hosting the 18th Annual State Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Conference during June of 2011 (27-29, 2011) at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, California. This is a grand event, with several wonderful workshops, which include: Tribal Customary Adoption, MSW and BASW Title IV-E Programs and the American Indian Grant, Expert Witness Qualifications in ICWA Related Cases, Linking Resilience to Native American Youth Suicide Prevention, Active vs. Reasonable Efforts in ICWA Cases, Transferring Cases to Tribal Court: Creating a Protocol with Social Services, Anger Management in Tribal Youth, Minors Attorney & Parental Attorneys in ICWA Cases, Inquiry for Delinquency and Dependency: Setting the Stage for ICWA Compliance in Every Case, ICWA & the ADA: Challenges at the intersection of Native and Disability Issues in Child Welfare, Tribal ICWA Advocates Panel, Historical Trauma; Cause—Effect—Recognitions of—Healing, and also a Healing Session. In addition, we have several amazing presenters and speakers for this event, which include: Gordon Bussel, Ella Callow, Honorable Christine Williams, Ann Gilmour J.D., David Meyers, J.D., Kimberly Cluff, J.D., Frankie Williams, Percy Tejada, Vida Castaneda, MSW, Teresa D. LaFromboise, PhD., Loletta Garfield MSW, Rachelle P. Goldenberg, MSW, Corinne L. Florez, MSW, Dr. Jane Middleton, Cheryl Whittle, MSW, Thomas Phillips, MSW, and Liz Elgin DeRouen. Lunch and lunchtime entertainment will be provided by the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe for all three Conference days.
There have been a number of wonderful sponsors and donors who have helped make this event come together. The Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe would like to express a great thanks to Tule River Reservation, Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, Central California Training Academy, Big Sandy Rancheria, Forman & Associates, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, Kings County Human Services Agency, Fresno County Human Services Agency, Owens Valley Career Development Center, California Department of Social Services, and the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Registration is now open and available online at www.tachi-yokut.com under Events. We hope to see you there. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribe, Tribal Social Services Department at (559) 924-1278 Ext. 4006.