An empirical examination of the Indian Child Welfare Act and its impact on cultural and familial preservation for American Indian children.

@article{Limb2004AnEE,
  title={An empirical examination of the Indian Child Welfare Act and its impact on cultural and familial preservation for American Indian children.},
  author={Gordon E Limb and Toni Chance and Eddie F. Brown},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2004},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={1279-89}
}
OBJECTIVE Cultural and familial ties are crucial for the overall well-being of children. Extant research and permanency planning practices support the reunification of children with their families when possible. In 1978, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was enacted to promote cultural and familial preservation for Indian children, but sparse empirical research has examined the implementation and outcomes associated with this landmark legislation. This article examines the relationship… CONTINUE READING
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