Advancing the employment, earnings, and educational outcomes for the nation's tribal adults and youth depends on improving their welfare as children, and understanding how to support Native American families.

Building on the momentum created during the 2011 National Child Welfare Evaluation Summit, the Children’s Bureau convened three Child Welfare Research and Evaluation Workgroups.

Each Workgroup examined a particular evaluation topic or issue with the goal of improving child welfare research and evaluation and strengthening the link between research and practice.

The same type of collaboration can be used in tribal communities to conduct effective evaluations that demonstrate evidence-based practices to improve Native American child welfare.


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