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On June 7, 2012, CASCW co-sponsored a reflective seminar on the role of supportive housing in the lives of at-risk adolescents and vulnerable families. For a summary of the seminar, as well as implications for children & families experiencing homelessness (in terms of supportive housing as a tool to increase permanency and stability), please see our Stability, Permanency, and Adoption...
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We are presenting our 13th Annual FREE Child Welfare conference, Beyond Burnout: Secondary Trauma in the Child Welfare Workforce on May 1, 2012, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. We are pleased to feature keynote presenter Dr. Brian Bride, PhD, LCSW, who is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director at the School of Social Work, University of Georgia. Following the keynote presentation...
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Tomorrow at noon the Minnesota legislative session will begin. We will be providing regular updates on bills and committee hearings throughout the session, just like we did last year. In addition, we will be updating our webpage on child welfare policy to include separate pages on Policy Resources, Live Federal Bill Tracking, and Live Minnesota Bill Tracking. New This Week...
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On January 11, United Front hosted the 2012 Children and Youth Issues Briefing in St. Paul, which was described as an event to "celebrate recent successes, identify issues of importance for the 2012 legislative session and learn more about innovative initiatives making a difference in our communities." The briefing began with an overview of the state's budget from Christina Wessel...
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CEED Round Table Highlights

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Yesterday the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and the Center for Early Education and Development hosted a Round Table Discussion regarding how early childhood development and child welfare practice interact. The discussion, entitled "Mobilizing Hope: Using a Developmental Approach in Child Welfare," was intended to help child welfare professionals better understand how interventions are enhanced by knowing the...
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The bill HR 433, introduced by Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann on October 12, 2011, highlights the importance of supporting the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day (November 19, 2011) and National Adoption Month (November). In addition to supporting National Adoption Month and Day, the bill's purpose is also to recognize that every child in foster care deserves a permanent...
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Round Table on Early Childhood

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The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare and the Center for Early Education and Development are cosponsoring a Round Table Discussion regarding how early childhood development and child welfare practice interact. This event will be held on Thursday, November 3rd at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The discussion, entitled "Mobilizing Hope: Using a Developmental Approach in Child Welfare," will...
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Hey, Child Welfare community - I know you all have valuable expertise and lots of opinions to share, so why don't you consider attending this event? It's about the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood, hosted with the help of the Children's Defense Fund of MN. Community Conversation-Help Build a Cradle-To-Career Network of Support For Our Kids Thursday, May 5 5:30 pm...
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This week, the MN Legislature takes an extended break for Jewish and Christian holidays, so there's no new legislation or activity to report. Still, it was an exciting week for us here at the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. We hosted our 12th Annual Child Welfare conference. Each year it's free, viewed in person or streamed online across...
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Monday April 4th was the 15th Annual Social Work Day at the Capitol. The local Fox 9 News covered the social workers' rally. Here's the short video: Social Workers' Rally Supports Dayton's Wealthy Tax: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com The MN Social Service Association put out a call to action. The full MN House, on April 6th, will begin debate on HF 927 (the...
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Social Work Day at the Capitol! Monday April 4th! Social workers have a lot to say about the major Health & Human Service policy and budget decisions at the capitol this session. Are you already planning to be there? Why don't you join in? Details about this important event here. Feeling down about the news coming out of the Capitol...
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Take a step back from the nitty-gritty of legislative season, and join CASCW in thinking about the impact of technology on the Child Welfare field. The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota will present our 12th Annual FREE Child Welfare conference, "Social Media, Smart Phones, and Safety: How Technology is Changing Child Welfare...
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