The 12th Annual
Social Media, Smart Phones & Safety: How Technology is Changing Child
Date: April 21,2011
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (8:00 - 8:30am check-in and networking)
Location: Johnson Great Room, McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota East Bank and web streamed to Greater MN Host Sites
Download the conference companion publication, CW 360°, which offers many articles on topics related to technology and child welfare practice including articles written by the conference speakers.
- Conference Agenda
- Dale Fitch's PowerPoint Presentation
- Tip Sheets from the Foster Club Presentation
- Our Kids of Miami/Dade-Monroe PowerPoint Presentation
We were pleased to feature keynote presenter Dr. Dale Fitch, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Missouri. Dr. Fitch addressed concerns and hesitations of the field of child welfare to use technology and social media and discuss opportunities to embrace these tools to the benefit of youth and families.
Following the keynote presentation, a panel of current and former foster youth, who are members of a local Foster Club chapter, discussed their thoughts and experiences with technology and social media use as youth in out of home placement.
Finally, we invited Frances Allegra and Pat Smith from Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc. to discuss the fascinating ways their organization is helping to transform child welfare practice in Florida by harnessing the power of technology
This was a free teleconference sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW), School of Social Work, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities, and made possible by a Title IV-E training grant administered by the MN Department of Human Services.
This conference was developed 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 School of Social Work in the College of Education and Human Development.