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About Jennifer Bertram

Jennifer manages CASCW’s online communications via social media and blogging. Jennifer serves as editor of CW360°. She also works on CASCW’s child welfare public policy efforts, including legislative bill tracking.

February 2017

ESSA Update: State Continues to Seek Community Guidance for Implementation

By | 2017-02-21T13:44:53+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , |

The new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were reviewed by state officials and community members throughout Minnesota over the past year, with several groups meeting to determine how Minnesota would implement the requirements of this federal legislation. Key provisions included in ESSA were outlined in our blog post titled Every Student Succeeds [...]

January 2017

Moral Injury and Child Welfare

By | 2017-01-04T15:40:35+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest blog post written by Erin Sugrue, MPP, MSW, LICSW, and Wendy Haight, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. The Case of Brandon 12-year-old Brandon was receiving counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following his placement in foster care. Brandon’s parents [...]

December 2016

Low Health & Mental Health Literacy in Asian American Immigrant Families: Implications on Children’s Health and Mental Health Equity

By | 2016-12-21T10:02:43+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , |

Guest blog post written by Hee Yun Lee, PhD & Raiza Beltran, MPH,  School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, in partnership with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare. According to the U.S. Census, from 1990 to 2013, the U.S. immigrant population doubled to 4.3 million, comprising thirteen percent of the total U.S. population. [...]

January 2016

Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Update: Foster Care Work Group Finalizes its Report to Task Force

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:53+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection continued to meet in late 2015 to monitor progress on the completion of tasks assigned to the Department of Human Services during the 2015 legislative session and to hear recommendations for legislative action for the 2016 session. The October 27th meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Child [...]

October 2015

Legislative Task Force on Child Protection Update: Indian Child Welfare Advisory Council Recommendations Presented

By | 2015-10-21T16:03:32+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The latest Legislative Task Force on Child Protection meeting on October 13, 2015, featured a presentation by several tribal child welfare leaders, representing the recommendations of 11 Tribal Nations in Minnesota. Ted Waukey, Family Preservation Supervisor with Mille Lacs Family Services, began with a historical overview of federal policy that adversely affected American Indians, pushing [...]

Revised Child Maltreatment Intake, Screening and Response Path Guidelines have been released

By | 2015-10-19T14:22:04+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

The Legislative Task Force on the Protection of Children is tasked with ensuring that the timelines outlined in the child protection provisions passed by the legislature in 2015 are met. October 1, 2015, was the deadline for updating the Child Maltreatment Intake, Screening and Response Path Guidelines that are to be implemented by all child [...]