Off-Site Coordinators

This handout will help you keep track of things to do prior to the conference and on the day of the conference. Use it as a reference guide. It also includes helpful links and contact information for video/audio webstream support. This is for site coordinators only.

Use the Pre-Broadcast Discussion handout to discuss with participants how they can interact virtually with CASCW during the conference. Each participant should have the Join our Online Discussion handout which explains how we use social media to interact virtually.

Use this form to have individuals sign in. This form will be mailed back to CASCW.

This is the Site Coordinator version of the Participant Discussion Guide (see next toggle). Use this guide to help participants break out into small groups to discuss the conference. Participants will use their own forms to record responses, so you do not need to record responses here. This is for site coordinators only.

Pass out this form to each participant. Participants should record their responses. Participant responses will be mailed back to CASCW.

Please PRINT conference evaluation and have each attendee complete the form.

Individual Webstreamers

In order to receive CEHs, fill out the electronic conference evaluation, available at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QFPSRJT. The link for the CEH form will appear after survey completion. These forms are also available in paper format. Please contact Nora M. Lee at cascw@umn.edu or 612-624-4231 for more information.

Conference Presentations / Agenda

   
8:30- 9:00 Registration
9:00- 9:15 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Traci LaLiberte, Jim Reinardy, Korina Barry
9:15-10:15

Overview of Evolution of Child Welfare in the United States

Keynote Presenter: Ruth White, PhD

Ms. Ruth White is one of the nation’s leading experts on housing policy and child welfare. Ms. Ruth White is the Executive Director of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare. Previously she was the Director of Housing and Community Development Policy at Catholic Charities USA and the Director of Housing and Homelessness for the Child Welfare League of America. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of unstable housing and homelessness for families and unaccompanied youth, and what that means for our child welfare system.

10:15-10:30 Question & Answer
10:30- 10:45 Break
10:45- 11:45

Panel with Question & Answer

Panelists:

  • Ryan Berg, Program Manager, ConneQT Host Home Program Avenues for Homeless Youth, and author of No House to Call My Home: Love, Family and Other Transgressions
  • Kizzy Downie, Director of Community Services for Model Cities
  • Sarah Fink, Youth Perspective
  • Nour Tamimi, Parent Perspective

Panelists will discuss strategies and personal experiences in promoting well-being for families and unaccompanied youth who experience homelessness, and how their work impacts those who are involved with the child welfare system.

11:45 -12:15 Update from Jamie Sorenson, Department of Human Services (DHS)
Housing/Homelessness Initiatives and CW Reform Updates

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