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Register for our reflective seminar on supportive housing

On Thursday, June 7, from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Professor Esther Wattenberg of the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work & the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs will lead a reflective seminar at the Hubert Humphrey Center entitled "The Role of Supportive Housing in Improving Responses to High-Risk, Young Parents and Adolescents in Cross-Sector Involvement." This seminar is free and open to the public.

The purpose of this event 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.

Current participants in this reflective seminar are:

  • Benjamin VanHunnik, Director of Information, Research and Evaluation, Hearth Connection;
  • Kathleen Hiniker, Social Services Program Consultant, Adolescent Services Unit, Minnesota Department of Human Services, regarding "Fostering Connections Guidance and Changes to Foster Care for Youth Ages 18-21";
  • Ann Gaasch, Program Director, FamilyWise (Formerly Genesis II for Families), to discuss her work with adolescent parents and her "High-Fidelity Wrap-around Model"; and
  • Beth Holger-Ambrose, Homeless Youth Services Coordinator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Registration will begin at 1:15pm. Contact Esther Wattenberg or Mary Kaye LaPointe at or call 612-625-6550 for more information.

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, the School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development, and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.

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