Deconstructing the Baby Veronica Case: Implications for working with fathers in Indian child welfare practice

I’m really impressed that this has come together so fast.  And what an array of panelists and presenters!   If I were in the Minneapolis/St Paul area at the end of this month I know where I’d be. If anyone attends I’d love to get a report.

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Deconstructing the Baby Veronica Case: Implications for Working with Fathers in Indian Child Welfare Practice
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
8:30am – 4:00pm
McNamara Alumni Center, UMN

Federal and state laws, as well as agency policies and practice, play a significant role in how we work with fathers in Indian child welfare practice. In this forum, speakers and panelists with differing viewpoints will analyze the legal context of the “Baby Veronica” case for a closer look at father involvement. Practice strategies and policy recommendations will be a focal point. Read more about the event here.

Breakfast and lunch will be served and light snacks will be available throughout the day.

6 Board of Social Work CEUs will be available. CLEs have been applied for.

Judge William Thorne
Utah Court of Appeals

Chrissi Nimmo
Assistant Attorney General of  the Cherokee Nation

Mark Fiddler
Attorney representing the Capobianco Family

Erma J. Vizenor
Chairwoman, White Earth Nation

Terry Cross
Executive Director
National Indian Child Welfare Association

Essie Leoso-Corbine
Social Services Director for Bad River Band of Ojibwe, Wisconsin
Former Administrator in Tribal and County Systems

Mary Boo
Assistant Director
North American Council on Adoptable Children

Sarah Deer
Assistant Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law
Register here.

This forum is being offered under the auspices of the First Nations Repatriation Institute; Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies, Department of Social Work, University of Minnesota–Duluth; and Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare, School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development.

Thanks to Jim Hamilton for the tip!


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