Tribal STAR (Successful Transition for Adult Readiness)

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About This Program

Target Population: State child welfare social workers and agencies serving Native American youth in child welfare, Native American children and families, and tribes

Brief Description

Tribal STAR is a training and technical assistance program that assists child welfare agencies and Native communities to improve outcomes for Native American youth in child welfare. Tribal STAR is designed to help create positive outcomes for Native American youth and families through a partnership that includes county/state child welfare, tribes, tribal social services, Native American urban services, courts, community partners, and families. This collaborative model is the main cornerstone for all training and technical assistance efforts.

Tribal STAR needs a Program Manager, Training & Curriculum Coordinator, Program Assistant, and Communication Specialist.

Program Goals:

The goals of Tribal STAR (Successful Transition for Adult Readiness) are:

  • Train state child welfare social workers on ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) and topics related to culturally responsive engagement to improve outcomes for Native American children in child welfare
  • Enhance collaborative efforts among child welfare agencies and tribes to ensure Native foster youth maintain connections to culture, community, and resources
  • Strengthen collaboration between state and county child welfare services, courts, community partners, tribal service agencies and tribes to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for Native American youth in child welfare

Contact Information

Tom Lidot
Agency/Affiliation: Tribal STAR Program Manager
Phone: (760) 774-4782

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: May 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: September 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: October 2017