4264. Native American Children

Children's Administration (CA) caseworkers must follow Indian Child Welfare (ICW) policies and procedures when placing an Indian child.

  1. Upon initial acceptance of a case for service, the caseworker must seek to discover and document whether the involved child is of Indian ancestry. The caseworker must do this in every case.
  2. Each time the case is transferred from one worker or program to another, the caseworker receiving the case must confirm that verification of Indian ancestry has previously been completed.