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Posts by Megan A. Carriveau

The Children's Law Center of Minnesota has published a module entitled Critical Advocacy Tools For Attorneys Helping Foster Youth Clients Achieve Positive Outcomes During and After Preparation for Adulthood, written by Staff Attorney Julia Hillel Larsen. The Children's Law Center represents many youth in court hearings and works to make sure their clients are getting their needs met. Many of...
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The Minnesota House Research Department has published a Short Subject entitled Human Services Programs: The Relationship Between Federal, State, and Local Governments. The point of this Short Subject is to make clear what each government's role is in terms of the administration of Minnesota's human services programs. Federal Government's Role The federal government appropriates money and sets broad standards and...
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For the last five years, our Duluth colleagues at the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare have hosted a Summer Institute for tribal child welfare workers and administrators (see our post from last year). The theme of the Summer Institute this year was "Healing our Communities, Healing Ourselves." As a student attendee this year, I was honored to...
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Recently at CASCW's supportive housing training, the topic of full family (FF) foster care was brought up. This sparked my curiosity regarding current research on the effectiveness of FF foster care, which is also referred to as whole family foster care. In doing a brief search of the literature, it became apparent that the most recent research on FF foster...
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On August 1, 2012 changes to Minnesota law regarding continuing foster care past age 18 ("extended foster care") will go into effect. The new statutes amend previous laws in order to implement the federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act requirements: Eligibility & Requirements Youth are ineligible if they can safely return home, receive adult services due to...
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Extended Foster Care

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Hello! My name is Megan Carriveau, and I am an MSW student interning part time this summer at CASCW. When I am not at CASCW, I am interning at Hennepin County Social Services Extended Foster Care Unit. As a way to introduce myself and my interests, I wanted to briefly discuss how Hennepin County has implemented the Fostering Connections to...
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Minnesota's 87th legislative session adjourned May 10th, 2012. This blog post will review the final child welfare-related actions taken by the Minnesota Legislature and Governor Dayton, including one new law and one pocket veto. (As this is the second year of the biennium, any bills presented to Governor Dayton in the last three days of session that he does not...
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