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Conference Presentations / Agenda
|9:00- 9:15||Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Traci LaLiberte, Jim Reinardy, Korina Barry
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|
Panel with Question & Answer
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