2006, Bureau of Indian Affairs
The tribes and the BIA realize that American Indian/Alaska Native families and children are at-risk of child abuse and neglect, and family violence, as incidents continue to be reported in high numbers. This handbook is designed to provide Federal and tribal employees with essential knowledge to identify and report incidents of child abuse and neglect. Each tribal and BIA employee must be an active participant in helping to address the problem of child abuse and neglect in Indian Country. Collaboration between programs, agencies and the community is necessary to provide the services needed to protect our children and families.
This handbook highlights the statutory requirements focused on child protection in Public Laws 99-570, 101-630, and 101-647. These apply to Federally and tribally operated child protection services.