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Stephanie Weldon

ICWA/Tribal Social Services Specialist

Stephanie Weldon, MSW, serves as the Tribal ICWA and Social Services consultant for the California Department of Social Services, Center for Tribes, and for other organizations. Stephanie recently served as the Director of Health and Human Services for the Yurok Tribe. Previously she worked in public child welfare and social services as a Director in Humboldt County.  Stephanie Weldon is a member of the Yurok Tribe in California and is also Tolowa and Karuk. Stephanie has over 17 years of experience developing and administering social service programs in tribal, county, and state settings.  Stephanie was recently appointed to serve on the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) Board. Her goal is to provide culturally grounded prevention and intervention services to promote healing and wellness. Her passion is to advocate for tribal families and for tribal sovereignty. Stephanie is the mother of six Yurok children, one grandchild, and is married to her husband of 13 years.