The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare will host its twelfth annual free child welfare conference.
Social Media, Smartphones, and Safety: How Technology is Changing Child Welfare Practice
April 21, 2011: 8:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center
University of Minnesota
Registration will be available through Thursday, April 14, 2011
Individuals may view the program either in person, by individual Web stream, from their own computer, or at a remote off-site location at a group Web stream setting. Off-site participants are encouraged to email questions throughout the program. Please note we will not be offering the program via ITV/VPC.
You may register here by clicking on the above orange "Register" button.
Additional Details about the Conference:
We are pleased to feature keynote presenter Dr. Dale Fitch, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri. Dr. Fitch will address concerns and hesitations of the field of child welfare to use technology and social media and discuss opportunities to embrace these tools to the benefit of youth and families.
Following the keynote presentation, a panel of current and former foster youth, who are members of a local Foster Club chapter, will discuss their thoughts and experiences with technology and social media use as youth in out of home placement.
Finally, we have invited Frances Allegra and Pat Smith from Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. to discuss the fascinating ways their organization is helping to transform child welfare practice in Florida by harnessing the power of technology.
The event will be broadcast from the McNamara Alumni Center, at the University of Minnesota.Registration and check-in for the event will begin at 8:00a.m.
Four CEU's will be available for participants.
We look forward in your participation with this spring's event!
This forum has been developed under the auspices of: Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract #439481), and The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.
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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.