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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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August 2015

“Is it the job of the oppressed to bounce back?” A Student’s Reflection on Resiliency

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:54+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Categories: Field Notes|Tags: , , |

Resiliency. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. Definition from Dictionary.com Below MSW student, Caleb Williamson, reflects on his experience as a participant at the 2015 Summer Institute in American Indian [...]

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March 2015

CASCW’s Winter 2015 CW360º, Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice, is now available online!

By | 2016-12-01T19:32:57+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: Featured@CASCW|Tags: , , , |

We are excited to announce that our 11th issue of CW360º, Culturally Responsive Child Welfare Practice, is now available online. The intersection of culture and child welfare practice has been considered and conceptualized in a number of ways, from cultural competence and institutional racism to disparity and disproportionality. Most often the discussion around culture is [...]

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March 2014

New York Times article on the debate between preserving heritage and permanency for American Indian children

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:03+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , , , |

This guest post was written by Tarynn Anderson. Photo by Mark Holm for the New York Times The article, Focus on Preserving Heritage Can Limit Foster Care for Indians, by Dan Frosch, published on January 26, 2013 in the New York Times, explores the importance of the Indian Child Welfare Act and how [...]

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September 2013

U of Minnesota Gopher football player recounts foster care, adoption

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:05+00:00 September 20th, 2013|Categories: Stability, Permanency, and Adoption|Tags: , , , |

Ra'Shede Hageman, defensive tackle for the University of Minnesota Gophers football team, knows about strength and resilience - and not just on the football field. After being removed from his mother, Ra'Shede and his brother were placed in foster care. After twelve foster homes, Ra'Shede had a natural distrust for people. [Photo by Jerry Holt] [...]

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July 2013

South Carolina Supreme Court orders family court to finalize adoption of “Baby Veronica”

By | 2016-12-01T19:33:06+00:00 July 19th, 2013|Categories: Child Welfare Policy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, otherwise known as the Baby Veronica case. The U.S. Supreme Court had been asked to decide what constitutes a "parent" under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), specifically if the definition includes an unwed biological father who had not complied [...]

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