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Collaboration Strategies for Tribes, or Non-Native Service Providers Working with Tribes, to Support Kinship/Grandfamilies

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Presented by Dr. Terry Cross

Dr. Terry Cross will provide a brief review of collaboration: what it is, why to collaborate, and how it can be successfully accomplished. He will focus on specific strategies for tribal programs wishing to engage in collaborative services.

In addition, Dr. Cross will address how government or private organizations can best prepare for collaboration with tribes. An example of collaboration principles designed to ensure equitable and respectful collaborative work will be presented. Explore what this example teaches us about cross-cultural and cross-jurisdiction collaboration and discover key concepts.

Learn about several building blocks for preparing for collaborative ventures and discuss several issues to consider when developing, implementing, managing, or evaluating collaborative efforts.

To request a reasonable accommodation for Network events, please reach out to Roh Ghafoori at or 202-777-0119

About our Presenter: Dr. Terry (Ha-ne-ga-noh) Cross, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation, received his master’s degree in social work from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He is the founding executive director of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA), now serving as a senior advisor. He is the author of Positive Indian Parenting and co-authored Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care, published by Georgetown University. He has 49 years of experience in child welfare, including 10 years of direct practice.


May 10
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network
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