University of Wisconsin–Madison
Ho-Chunk elder Chloris Lowe, Sr., speaks his native language with Native American children

ICW Training Partnership

The Intertribal Child Welfare (ICW) Training Partnership provides ongoing professional training opportunities for tribal child welfare staff and for others who are entrusted with the care and protection of tribal children within the State of Wisconsin. This Partnership is guided by the ICW Steering Committee to identify training needs for tribal child welfare workers, and also supports development of training for county child welfare workers on working with American Indian families.

The ICW Steering Committee consists of ICW Directors from the eleven Wisconsin tribes, and meets on a bi-monthly basis. Each year this committee develops a strategic plan and training plan in order to guide the activities of the ICW Training Partnership.

Any questions or ideas regarding the ICW Training Partnership should be directed to Heather Halonie, Intertribal Child Welfare Specialist at (715) 416-3535 or halonie@wisc.edu.