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Second Annual Child Welfare Conference free to UNK students
Kelli Walters
Antelope Staff

The Second Annual Child Welfare Conference on culturally sensitive child welfare practices will be held on April 16.  

The conference registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the conference kicking off at 8:30 a.m.  The conference will be held in the student union in Room 238 A-E.  

The conference will have many presenters from organizations such as Child Protective Services, Child Welfare System Accountability Program and speakers from social work departments from other states.

Presenters will talk about cases of child welfare they have experienced in their professions and how to help make a brighter tomorrow for less fortunate children.  

Many aspects of the conference will concentrate on being more culturally friendly in our society.  

Some topics that will fall under cultural acceptance are the Indian Child Welfare Act and the teachings of best practices for immigrant children.  

The UNK Social Work Department is striving to enhance its scholarship funds to assist deserving students in the pursuit of their social work degree, so donations will be accepted.

To find out more about these important components in life come check out the conference or contact sponsors, UNK Phi Alpha Student Social Work and the UNK Social Work Department located in Founder Hall, Room 2001.

Child Welfare Conference Featured Presenters:
Dr. Suzanne Haney is the Medical Director at Project Harmony, a child protection center in Omaha.
Dr. Maria Puig is an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the School of Social Work at Colorado State University.
Dr. Adam McCormick is Assistant Professor of Social Work at St. Ambrose University.
Sarah Helvey is a Staff Attorney and Director of the Child Welfare System Accountability Program at the Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest.
Dr. Michael Paulus is a Faculty Member of the Social Work Department at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Steven Granich is a Faculty Member of the Social Work Department at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Debra Anderson is the Director of Training and Education at Project Harmony in Omaha.

Community Professional: $75
Group Rate: $65 per person (Six or more from one agency, must be paid for as a group to receive discount)
UNK Student: Free
UNK Field Supervisor or Social Work Department Advisory Committee Member: Free


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