Welcome to the Center for Regional and tribal Child
Welfare Studies (referred to as "the Center"). Our mission is to advance the well-being of children by strengthening families and communities through social work education, research, and outreach in the region, with a special emphasis on working in partnership with American Indian tribes. Our programs prepare MSW students to become effective child welfare practitioners, particularly in working with American Indian families. The Center strives to serve as a resource for tribes located in Minnesota, county agencies, and non-profits to improve American Indian child welfare practice. Finally, the Center works to reduce child welfare disparities across Minnesota.