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The Impact of Housing and Homelessness on Child Well-Being

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Also available: Video Archive of the 2017 CASCW Spring Conference

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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.

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Post-Adoption Services in Minnesota

by John Lukach, MSW, LGSW In 2014, there were 642 adoptions from the public child welfare system in Minnesota. Minnesota is currently dealing with a substantial increase in child welfare caseloads due to recent legislative action. See previous policy blogs for background on the child welfare reform efforts taking place [...]

September 18th, 2017|

Post-Adoption Services in Minnesota

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

by John Lukach, MSW, LGSW

In 2014, there were 642 adoptions from the public child welfare system in Minnesota. Minnesota is currently dealing with a substantial increase in child welfare caseloads due to recent legislative action. See previous policy blogs for background on the child welfare reform efforts taking place in Minnesota. As special needs adoptions […]

IPV Blog Series: Working with Intimate Partner Violence: Moving Forward (Part 3)

September 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW

This information series includes three blog posts and two practice notes. The goal of this series is to provide information and encourage discussion around children’s exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), specifically within the child welfare system.

The purpose of this final blog post is to provide additional resources […]

IPV Blog Series: Discussing Intimate Partner Violence with Children and Families (Part 2)

August 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW

This is part two of the three-part blog series on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) exposure in child welfare.

In the first issue of Practice Notes, Intimate Partner Violence in Child Welfare we defined exposure to IPV to range from directly observing the violence, to hearing and/or being told […]

IPV Blog Series: Prevalence and Effects of Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (Part 1)

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW

This information series includes three blog posts and two issues of Practice Notes. The goal of this series is to provide information and to encourage discussion around children’s exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), specifically within the child welfare system. In this first blog post we will […]

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