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Community Engagement

CASCW engages with community partners to keep a pulse on the current issues facing today’s child welfare workforce. In addition, we practice community engaged research and evaluation through research projects and our unique data sharing project, Minn-LInK. We also recognize exemplary leaders and practitioners in Minnesota’s child welfare community through the presentation of two annual awards.

MinnLInK Learn more >

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Child Welfare Awards

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New! Video Training on the Relational Worldview

Purchase our new video training for professionals and organizations working with American Indian communities, developed in partnership with the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA).
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Collaborations & Partnerships

Past Partners

Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse (MINCAVA)
Between 2006 and 2013, CASCW collaborated with MINCAVA on research and training for child welfare workers about domestic violence.
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Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC)
CASCW has partnered with CYFC to provide cross training opportunities and resources for child welfare and children’s mental health professionals.
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Ambit Network
CASCW and the Ambit Network have worked together to bring information and training on trauma-informed practice to child welfare practitioners.
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Disability Child Welfare Collaborative

Created in 2011, the DCWC brings together child welfare, disability, and education practitioners in an effort to improve outcomes for parents and children with disabilities in the Minnesota child welfare system. Learn more!