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March 2017

Session Highlights: Bills of Interest to Child Welfare Professionals Being Considered

By | March 10th, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , |

The Minnesota Legislature continues its work sifting through thousands of bills to consider for passage. We are currently tracking nearly 40 bills that are relevant to the child welfare field. The Minnesota Management and Budget office’s budget forecast has increased from December’s projection to $1.65 billion. This means that the governor and the legislature have [...]

February 2017

Session Updates: Bills Introduced Related to Child Welfare

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , |

Over 1000 bills have been introduced in the House so far and nearly 900 in the Senate in Minnesota, and committees have been meeting regularly to determine their priorities for this budget-setting session. Three deadlines have been established for committees. The first, March 10, is the date by which committees must determine which bills they’d [...]

Newly Released: Updated Screening Guidelines and Minnesota’s Out-of-home Care and Permanency Report (2015)

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , |

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has recently released a revised version of the Child Maltreatment Intake, Screening and Response Path Guidelines for use by county and tribal child protection agencies in Minnesota. A full listing of the changes from the previous version of these guidelines are included in the January 5th, 2017, bulletin. [...]

January 2017

Cross-systems Collaboration for Crossover Youth: Resources for Professionals

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

2017 Legislative Session Begins

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Minnesota’s 2017 legislative session began on January 3 with a number of new legislators and a Republican majority in both houses. This year begins a new two-year biennium session, in which the legislature sets the budget for the state for the next two years. And it marks a return to the Capitol, after the majority [...]

October 2016

Law Enforcement’s Role in Removals & Defining Substantial Child Endangerment

By | October 6th, 2016|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

Updates on the Legislative Task Force on Child Protection The Legislative Task Force on Child Protection met on September 28, 2016, to continue seeking input and monitoring progress of the recommendations set forth by the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection. KSTP reporter Katherine Johnson was there to observe the discussion, and [...]

September 2016

CEHD Policy Breakfast: Minnesota’s Child Protection System: Working Toward More Effective Data-Based Decision Making

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Panel: Dr. Kristine Piescher, Director of Research and Evaluation, CASCW; Jamie Sorenson, Director of Child Safety and Permanency Division, Department of Human Services; and Ron Kresha, Minnesota House of Representatives Moderator: Dr. Traci LaLiberte, Executive Director, CASCW The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) hosts a policy breakfast each Fall and Spring on a [...]

Transformative Healing

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 has been felt. There are [...]