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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

May 2012 Archives

A week from today, the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), in collaboration with the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), will hold a reflective seminar moderated by Professor Esther Wattenberg entitled The Role of Supportive Housing in Improving Responses to High-Risk, Young Parents and Adolescents in Cross-Sector Involvement:

Open to the public
Cost: FREE
Date: June 7, 2012
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: The Wilkins Room, 215 Hubert Humphrey Center, University of Minnesota
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The goal of the seminar is to explore supportive housing, both as a concept and as a resource for two deep-end groups that now engage our attention: young parents and cross-sector adolescents. The focal point, homelessness, will feature a discussion of resources that contribute to case planning.

Supportive housing has been shown to be effective in promoting permanency and stability in the lives of children and youth. For example, our recent Minn-LInK report analyzing the role of supportive housing in the lives of homeless children showed that those utilizing supportive housing were less likely to be involved in child protection, and out-of-home placements decreased over time. To understand policy implications of this topic, please review our Child Welfare Policy Blog post.