The Caddo Nation now has a fully operating Social Services and Indian Child Welfare program!
Caddo Nation Social Services & Indian Child Welfare
211 West Main St.
Anadarko, OK 73005
What is the Indian Child Welfare Act? The National Indian Child Welfare Association has this legislation available on-line as a PDF file. If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can read this legislation by clicking on the following link: Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-608). If you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download the free software. Otherwise, this legislation is available here in html format.
The goal of Caddo Nation ICW is to protect the best interests of Native American children and to promote the stability and security of tribal families. This program works with Caddo Nation families along with the States or BIA Court to advocate for our children and families. ICW also works with families who have children placed in out of home care.
Child Welfare Services also provides:
General Assistance (See application for requirements)
The primary goal of the program is to assist clients to maintain self-sufficiency. GA is not a primary or continuous source of income.
Adult Protective Services
(APS) provides protection and assistance to tribal adults who are victims of an alleged incident of abuse, neglect, exploitation.
Child Protective Services
Child Protective Services will fall under ICW.
Supervised IIM Accounts
The Caddo Nation will monitor Supervised IIM Accounts.
The Caddo Nation Social Services will monitor all guardianships that go through State and CFR Court.