2013 Winter Institute
Reducing Child Welfare Disparities: What’s Working in
Wednesday May 8: 8:00 – 4:30
Grand Casino Hinckley Conference Center
The 2013 Winter Institute aims to enhance the skills of child welfare practitioners in working with African American and American Indian families in order to reduce the number of children in out of home placements from these communities. We hope that you will discover new ideas, new contacts and new ways in which to work with families.
CEUs available. Clinical CEUs will be offered through an on-line post-test available after the conference.
We are pleased to announce two keynote speakers who will enrich your understanding of dynamics of African American and American Indian families and how they affect child welfare practice.
Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya is a licensed clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the African American Child Wellness Institute, a children’s mental health agency dedicated to the research, delivery and coordination of comprehensive wellness strategies for children of African descent. She serves as President of Brakins Consulting and Psychological Services, which has the mission of “providing excellent, culturally competent mental health and consultation services that meet the needs of children, adults, families and organizations.”
Rose Robinson, MSW, is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Ms. Robinson has over 30 years of experience working in tribal child welfare and was recently featured in a book on
prominent Native women in Minnesota, Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe
Women and the Survival of Community, authored by Brenda Child, Professor
University of Minnesota. Ms. Robinson currently works as a Community Program Specialist in the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Please contact Karen Nichols at email@example.com or 218-726-8023 if you have any questions.
University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Regional and
Tribal Child Welfare Studies