The Impact of Housing and Homelessness

on Child Well-Being

CASCW Spring Conference

April 19 • 2017

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Title IV-E Child Welfare Breakfast

Are you a current or former IV-E scholar? Join us for the Title IV-E Child Welfare Breakfast on April 19, 2017 at 8am at the TCF Bank Stadium. This breakfast honors the 100th anniversary of the School of Social Work and the 25th anniversary of CASCW. Please RSVP no later than April 12th, 2017.
Questions? Contact us at snyde276@umn.edu or 612-624-3779.

Registration for 2017-18 PACC cohorts in Moorhead and the Twin Cities is now open!

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WIT-Y WheelThe Well-being Indicator Tool for Youth (WIT-Y)

The WIT-Y was developed by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) at the University of Minnesota. The WIT-Y is a guided self-assessment tool for youth ages 15-21 who have had contact with the child welfare system. The WIT-Y Assessment encourages you to explore your sense of well-being across eight domains. Find out more.

News and Featured Stories

Transformative Healing

Guest Blog Post for University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Written by: Amelia Franck Meyer, MS, MSW, APSW, LISW; CEO of Alia In child welfare, we come face-to-face with the need for healing on a daily basis. So much trust has been broken; so much pain [...]

September 15th, 2016|

Cross-systems Collaboration for Crossover Youth: Resources for Professionals

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Guest blog post written by Wendy Haight, PhD, and Minhae Cho, MSW, Doctoral student, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare.

“Crossover youth” refers to youth who have experienced some form of maltreatment and also engaged in delinquency (Stewart, Lutz, & Herz, 2010). Research increasingly points to the importance of designing comprehensive, […]

Transformative Healing

September 15th, 2016|1 Comment

Guest Blog Post for University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare
Written by: Amelia Franck Meyer, MS, MSW, APSW, LISW; CEO of Alia

th_handsIn child welfare, we come face-to-face with the need for healing on a daily basis. So much trust has been […]

Fostering Self-Compassion in Children: Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

June 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Guestbloggers: Jane F. Gilgun, PhD & Samantha Hirschey, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota

Maria is a fifth-grade girl that has been placed into foster care. Maria was walking to class through a crowded hallway.  The school principal was standing at the office door greeting the children. Maria tripped and dropped her books onto […]

CASCW’s Spring 2016 CW360º, Child Welfare Reform, is now available online!

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

We are happy to announce that our 12th issue of CW360º, Child Welfare Reform, is now available online.

The task of making revolutionary, or even incremental, change to a system as complicated as our child welfare system can be daunting. Many ideas have been presented and attempted over the past several […]

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