On November 1, 2011, in conjunction with National Adoption Month, a press conference was held at the School of Social Work to kick-off the start of the first year of the Permanency and Adoption Competency Certificate.
Guest speakers included Commissioner of the MN Department of Human Services Lucinda Jesson, CASCW Executive Director Traci LaLiberte, PACC participant Fintan Moore, and Joe Kroll, Executive Director for the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
Statements of support from Senator Amy Klobuchar and Debbie Riley, Executive Director of the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) were also presented.
Forty-two child welfare and mental health professionals are participating in the program.
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