Annie M. Francis

Annie’s research focuses on preserving cultural connections for American Indian children placed in out-of-home care. Her work includes evaluating the implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act in her home state of North Carolina. Her future work also includes developing and evaluating culturally appropriate social support networks for foster parents who provide out-of-home care to Native children.

Annie, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe of North Carolina, is dedicated to challenging the status quo to better serve the needs of tribal communities. Her passion is fueled by her personal experiences as a member of a tribal community, her professional experiences as a foster care social worker, and her cultural responsibility to address the needs of her community.


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