INSTRUCTIONS TO STAFF 340:75-19-33
1. The Child Welfare (CW) tribal liaison:
(1) assists the tribe in facilitating placement of children in tribal custody into tribal foster homes;
(2) develops an active working relationship with the assigned tribe;
(3) reviews Form 04TB004E, Indian Child Welfare Program Referral, the court order, and case plan submitted by the tribe and contacts the tribal CW worker when additional information is needed;
(4) sets up a KK case for the child in tribal custody with the case type of tribal custody;
(5) enters the placement in the appropriate tribal foster home in KIDS Placement Enter-Exit screens.
(A) The case type is tribal custody.
(B) The child is shown as placed in the appropriate tribal foster home;
(6) contacts the Children and Family Services Division (CFSD) tribal coordinator if the resource is not found in KIDS;
(7) is assigned the primary case, and sends the secondary case to the county of placement, if different from the county of the CW tribal liaison;
(8) updates the child's KK case to reflect changes in placement and closes the KK case when the child is no longer in tribal foster care placement;
(9) responds to questions about foster care payment from tribal CW workers or tribal foster parents. The CFSD tribal coordinator is contacted for assistance as needed;
(10) may participate in committees or task forces focused on Indian Child Welfare Act issues as assigned or approved by the CW supervisor; and
(11) is not expected to act as the sole contact to the tribe. The CW worker who provides services to an Indian child and family must establish contact and a working relationship with the appropriate tribe.