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What You Need to Know About the Indian Child Welfare Act

September 9

What You Need to Know About the Indian Child Welfare Act

September 9, 2021 | 9-10:30 am Central Time



This workshop will provide a brief history of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA). The discussion will include the cultural and legal aspects of ICWA cases and what does a typical ICWA case looks like. ICWA Tools will be provided for future reference and assistance.


Kelly D. Tannehill, MSW

Kelly D. Tannehill, MSW currently is a Tribal Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and has worked in this position for six years now. Prior to OKDHS she began her career with Head Start as a social worker and moved her way up to the supervisor position within a year and a half. Kelly then went back to school and received her Bachelor’s in Social Work in 1998. Kelly immediately went to work in Mayes County Child Welfare as in investigator then worked in DDSD as a case manager for clients with disability and OCA as an advocate/investigator. She then came back to Child Welfare as a supervisor. Kelly’s wish is to combine her knowledge and experience in her career to deliver the best possible service. Her goal for the counties in her area and the many tribes of Oklahoma is to have a better understanding of each other and open communication. Kelly demonstrates a true passion and dedication to OKDHS and OKDHS Tribal partners. Kelly is currently in the MSW program at the University of Oklahoma and enjoys learning. She lives in Coweta with her husband with his two children and her son. When she has free time she enjoys socializing with friends & family, gardening, and playing with her two dogs.

Participation is free with registration in advance

Free CEUs available for social work

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