Heltzer Provides Keynote to Conference on Women Offenders
Kathy Heltzer and Minnesota Commissioner of Corrections, Tom Roy
Kathy Heltzer, MSSW,LICSW was the keynote speaker
for the statewide Conference on Women Offenders, "Building the
Fire Within: Fostering Strength, Relationships, and Empowerment"
at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference
Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 8, 2011. Ms. Heltzer presented
an overview of the strengths perspective and it's application
to working with women in the criminal justice system. Ms Heltzer is on the
faculty in the Department of Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth.The
conference was attended by social workers, correctional officers, probation
officers and others working with women and girls throughout the State of Minnesota.
Other speakers included Deidre Quinlan, MSW,LICSW and Marilyn Van Dietan, Ph.D.
The conference was sponsored by the MinnesotaAdvisory
Task Force on Female Offenders