Join us as we kick-off the Third Annual Child Welfare Conference.
This brief 30-minute webinar will provide an overview of the new conference format and introduce the theme for our first week: equity.
Holiday Inn, 75 South 37th Avenue, St. Cloud, Minnesota
The joint Worker and Fiscal SSIS Mentor Forum is scheduled for Nov. 5 in St. Cloud.
A New Mentor Orientation will take place from 8:00 — 8:30 a.m., followed by the main agenda items.
Register on TrainLink. Select Children’s Services > Course Catalog. Select the Category "SSIS Learning Activities" and click Search. Select the SSIS COMBINED NEW MENTOR FORUM.
Note: The New Mentor Orientation and main Mentor Forum event have separate registration links. Please register for both if you wish to attend the orientation.
Registration instructions: Register on TrainLink. Select Children’s Services > Course Catalog. Select the Category "SSIS Learning Activities" and click Search. Select the SSIS COMBINED NEW MENTOR FORUM.
All Children All Families is an initiative of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ inclusion advocacy group. The initiatives regularly provides online learning offerings covering promising practices in serving LGBTQ children, youth and families. There are 15 webinars to choose from, which cover topics including:
A pronoun is a word used to refer to either the people who are talking (like “I” or “you”) or a person being talked about in the third person (like “she/her,” “he/him,” and “they/them”). Since some pronouns are gendered (“she/her” and “he/him”), it is important to be intentional about the way we use pronouns as we all work to create as inclusive an environment as possible. This document, created by Human Rights Campaign, outlines why pronouns matter, some tips on pronoun etiquette, and a chart offering examples of pronouns in use.
A collaboration of the ICWA Compliance and Child Welfare Training units, these monthly webinars review Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) provisions and engage in a dialogue with a question and answer format. Each month will focus on a distinct ICWA provision, its requirements, and steps and strategies for implementation. Prior registration is required, and participants are highly encouraged to bring and share questions.
A collaboration of the ICWA Compliance and Child Welfare Training units, these monthly webinars review the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) provisions and engage in a dialogue with a question and answer format. Each month will focus on a distinct ICWA provision, its requirements, and steps and strategies for implementation. Prior registration is required, and participants are highly encouraged to bring and share questions.
Description: Join in this discussion led by Dr. Anton Treuer, on ICWA practice: Culture in Practice. What does it mean to truly practice ICWA? Dr. Treuer will discuss the use of culture in carrying out ICWA provisions.
Anton Treuer (pronounced troy-er) is Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University and author of 15 books. His equity, education, and cultural work has put him on a path of service around the region, the nation, and the world.
Additional information about Dr. Treuer can be found on the antontreuer.com site.
Dodge County, Conference Room 1, 22 East 6th Street, Mantorville, Minnesota 55955
This round of Communities of Practice and the Parent Support Outreach Program (PSOP) regional meetings are combined. DHS staff will lead a discussion regarding working with Native American families, focusing on state and federal laws, tribal inquiry practice and requirements, and the engagement of tribes throughout the life of a case. All meetings will be focused on this topic so staff may attend whichever location is most convenient.
In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. "Let's work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart," Pryce says.
A case study on blind removals
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity – Implict Racial Bias 101Description:
This online course on implicit bias will introduce you to insights about how our minds operate and help you understand the origins of implicit associations. You will also uncover some of your own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 10 minutes to complete. That way, even if you’re pressed for time, you can complete the lessons and modules at your convenience. Access modules here: https://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/implicit-bias-101
Mount Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, Minnesota 55768
Description: A conference organized, structured and led by the people attending it and the issues that matter to them. This one-day event will feature opportunities for participants to engage in discussion, networking, and reflection. The agenda could consist of multiple peer-driven workshops, large and small group discussions, and regional focus areas. Bring your questions, experiences, and expertise and get ready to experience conferencing in a whole new way.
Select Children’s Services > Class Schedule. Select all CSP classes or search “Unconference.”