We partner with the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) to offer online training and reflective consultation, publications, and events that apply child development theory to professional development and services within the child welfare system.
Ongoing work includes:
- Development, launch, and evaluation of a pilot training credential program for professionals in the field. The program focuses on understanding infant and early childhood mental health.
- Annual Experiential Learning event for child welfare students at Lifetrack Families Together Therapeutic Preschool.
This partnership is funded, in part, under the auspices of Federal Title IV-E Funding, Minnesota Department of Human Services (Contract # 439481), the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work.
Mary Harrison, Ph.D., LICSW, IMH-E® (III-C), Research Associate
Christopher Watson, Ph.D., IMH-E®[IV], Research Associate
- “Healthy Serve and Return Interactions” training videos
- 2015 Minnesota Round Table on Early Education, “From Knowledge to Application: Integrating a Trauma-Informed Approach into Practice with Young Children and Families.”