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YOU ARE INVITED TO A “REFLECTIVE SEMINAR
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Role of Supportive Housing in Improving Responses to High-Risk, Young Parents and Adolescents in Cross-Sector Involvement
This “Reflective Seminar,” primarily for Child Welfare supervisors, is intended 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.
Discussants Will Include: 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 about her work with adolescent parents and her “High-Fidelity Wrap-around Model”; Beth Holger-Ambrose, Homeless Youth Services Coordinator, Office of Economic Opportunity, Minnesota Department of Human Services.
Additional Discussants To Be Announced
Background: Esther Wattenberg, Professor, School of Social Work, Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, Associate, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Registration will begin at 1:15pm. This is a no-cost seminar.
(Contact Esther Wattenberg orMary Kaye LaPointe at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) was established in 1992 with federal Title IV-E funding and a grant from the Bush Foundation. The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county and state social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.