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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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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|

Complex Trauma, Self-Regulation, and Mindfulness-Based Practices in Child Welfare

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Guest blog post written by Tina Barr, MSW, PhD Cand., Jane F. Gilgun, PhD. LICSW, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

Each morning, children at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School in West Baltimore start their school day with 15 minutes of yoga and meditation. When students are disruptive, they don’t go to the principal’s office, but […]

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 […]

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