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September 2017

How much of this day will this child remember?

By | 2017-09-21T11:35:21+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , , |

Written by Ellie O'Neil, Title IV-E MSW Fellow This year I will be interning in a county child protection setting. I had my first “real” day in the field on Monday where I met my supervisor at court for an “Admit/Deny” hearing where a family could either admit or deny fault for alleged abuse. The [...]

Field Reflections

By | 2017-09-21T11:18:14+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , |

While students are in their field placements, they are asked to write field reflections approximately every 2 weeks over the course of the academic year. Their assignment is described as follows... An important skill for all social workers is the ability to critically reflect upon the work they are engaged in. You may reflect on [...]

Post-Adoption Services in Minnesota

By | 2017-09-18T14:05:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , , , , |

by John Lukach, MSW, LGSW In 2014, there were 642 adoptions from the public child welfare system in Minnesota. Minnesota is currently dealing with a substantial increase in child welfare caseloads due to recent legislative action. See previous policy blogs for background on the child welfare reform efforts taking place in Minnesota. As special needs [...]

2017-18 Hennepin County MSW Cohort

By | 2017-09-11T15:14:34+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , |

This year, we continue our partnership with Hennepin County to be able to have an embedded field unit within Child Protection and Child Welfare units at Minnesota's largest county. Last Tuesday, the students had their first official day at Hennepin and in between orientation sessions they attended a "Welcome lunch", which included Hennepin Social Work [...]

28 IV-E MSW Fellows Start Field

By | 2017-09-11T15:01:58+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , |

Last week, 28 of our IV-E Fellows entered their field placements. This year, we have 10 students who will be interning in their foundation field placement, and they are in a variety of placement settings including metro public schools, CornerHouse, Washburn Child Guidance Center and more! We also have 18 students entering into their concentration [...]

IPV Blog Series: Working with Intimate Partner Violence: Moving Forward (Part 3)

By | 2017-09-01T09:38:00+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , |

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW This information series includes three blog posts and two practice notes. The goal of this series is to provide information and encourage discussion around children’s exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), specifically within the child welfare system. The purpose of this final blog post is to provide [...]

August 2017

IPV Blog Series: Discussing Intimate Partner Violence with Children and Families (Part 2)

By | 2017-08-31T15:42:53+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , |

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW This is part two of the three-part blog series on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) exposure in child welfare. In the first issue of Practice Notes, Intimate Partner Violence in Child Welfare we defined exposure to IPV to range from directly observing the violence, to hearing and/or being [...]

IPV Blog Series: Prevalence and Effects of Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (Part 1)

By | 2017-08-30T16:02:15+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , |

Guest Bloggers: Lynette Renner, PhD, Lindsay Anderson, MSW This information series includes three blog posts and two issues of Practice Notes. The goal of this series is to provide information and to encourage discussion around children’s exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), specifically within the child welfare system. In this first blog post we will [...]