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CASCW is committed to connecting child welfare professionals to relevant and accessible training resources. CASCW brings you the latest in research, policy, and practice via the CASCW Podcast. The podcast covers a wide range of topics and will feature interviews with researchers, policy makers, frontline child welfare workers, community members, youth, and many others.

The podcast is available at https://cascw.umn.edu/podcasts/.

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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 6: Placement Preference
    (2023-12-03) Owen, Carrie; Miller, Cindi; Smith, Richie
    In this final episode of a Guide through ICWA & MIFPA, the hosts discuss placement preference and considerations that child welfare workers must make according to state law. The order of preference is discussed as follows: 1) A member of an Indian child's extended family 2) A foster home or license approved or specified by an Indian child's tribe 3) Indian Foster home licensed, approved by a authorized non-Indian license authority and 4) an institution for children approved by an Indian tribe, or operated by the Indian organization with a program suitable to meet the Indian child's needs. Hosts respond to FAQs and best practices as well.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 5: Qualified Expert Witness
    (2023-11-27) Owen, Carrie; Rosette, SommerDey; Smith, Richie
    In this episode, you will learn the laws that qualified expert witness (QEW) covers in both ICWA and MIFPA. The episode also shares best practices, frequently asked questions and a story from an ICWA Compliance Consultant.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 4: Active Efforts
    (2023-11-20) Owen, Carrie; Miller, Cindi; Smith, Richie
    This episode discusses how Active Efforts is covered under both ICWA Act and also under MIFPA. Active Efforts under ICWA deals with remedial service and rehabilitative programs or preventive measures. Under MIFPA, active efforts includes acknowledging traditional helping and healing systems of an Indian child's tribe and using these systems as core to help and heal the Indian child and family. The episode will also address frequently asked questions regarding Active Efforts.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 3: Indian Child Welfare (ICWA) Notice
    (2023-11-12) Owen, Carrie; Rosette, SommerDey; Smith, Richie
    This episode addresses the types of proceedings and who should receive the ICWA Notice. The hosts review frequently asked questions regarding ICWA Notice.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 2: Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA) Notice
    (2023-11-03) Owen, Carrie; Rosette, SommerDay; Smith, Richie
    This episode outlines the purpose of the MIFPA Notice, which is intended to involve the Indian child's tribe at the earliest point possible. Early engagement and collaboration between the child welfare agency and tribes and the establishment of a good working relationship can lead to better outcomes for Indian children and their families. The episode also addresses frequently asked questions regarding MIFPA Notice and best practices.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 1: Inquiry
    (2023-10-30) Owen, Carrie; Miller, Cindi; Smith, Richie
    This episode describes the process of Inquiry and how it is considered an active effort. Local social service agencies and private licensed child placement agencies are responsible for finding out if a child has Indian heritage. This episode will also answer frequently asked questions and share best practices regarding Inquiry.
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    A Guide Through ICWA & MIFPA Episode 0: Introduction: Why is ICWA Important?
    (2023-10-18) Owen, Carrie
    This episode outlines the federal ICWA requirements that apply to all state child custody proceedings involving native children. The hosts will also provide the background of MIFPA and its amendments that strengthen and expand parts of ICWA.
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    Ending Student Homelessness Episode 5: Interview with Rinal Ray
    (2023-01-19) Blue, Misty; Rinal, Ray
    Rinal Ray is the Interim Executive Director at People Serving People. She leads a dynamic team in responding to the crisis of family homelessness and works to change systems to prevent the experience of family homelessness in Hennepin County. Rinal is a former deputy public policy director for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits where she advanced the organization’s policy agenda at a state and local level, trained leaders on nonprofit advocacy, and lead special legal projects for the statewide association. Rinal currently serves as a co-chair for the Voices & Choices Coalition for Children and is on the Board of College Possible Minnesota. She teaches Nonprofit Advocacy in the Masters in Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL) program at Metropolitan State University.
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    Ending Student Homelessness Episode 4: Interview with Marybeth Shinn
    (2023-01-19) Blue, Misty; Shinn, Marybeth
    Marybeth (Beth) Shinn is a Cornelius Vanderbilt professor at Vanderbilt University who studies how to prevent and end homelessness. She was co-principal investigator of the 12-site Family Options experiment examining approaches to ending family homelessness, the evaluator for the initial study of the Pathways Housing First program in New York City, and the developer of a model used by that city to target its homelessness prevention services. Her 2020 book with Jill Khadduri, In the midst of plenty: Homelessness and what to do about it (Wiley], surveys research to show that we know how to end homelessness, if we devote the necessary resources to doing so. Beth has received research or publication awards from the Society for Community Research and Action, the Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management. She serves on her local Homeless Planning Council and on the Research Council for the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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    Ending Student Homelessness Episode 3: Interview with Charlotte Kinzley
    (2023-01-19) Blue, Misty; Kinzley, Charlotte
    Charlotte Kinzley is the Homeless/Highly Mobile Manager for Minneapolis Public Schools where she supports students and families experiencing homelessness. Over the past 20 years she has developed programming and initiatives in family shelters and supportive housing facilities in Minneapolis. Her focus in this work has been to support the development of young people and to advocate for the importance of stable housing for all families. She currently serves as co-chair of the Hennepin County Family Coordinated Entry Leadership Committee and is a member of the Operations Board for Hennepin County’s Continuum of Care. She helps coordinate the Stable Homes Stable Schools initiative which includes a recent expansion through a Homework Starts with Home grant.
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    Ending Student Homelessness Episode 2: Homework Starts with Home: Greater Minnesota Part 2
    (2023-01-19) Blue, Misty; Wilkie, Brandi; Riccio, Amy; Neeland-Martinez, Sierra; Calixte, Chandra
    This episode features four professionals working together to address homelessness in Northwestern, Minnesota: Brandi Wilkie is the Rental Assistance Specialist for Clay County HRA; Amy Riccio is the Transitional Student Support and Homeless Liasion for Moorhead School District; Sierra Neeland-Martinez is the Youth Self-Sufficiency Advocate for Lakes and Prairies Community Action; Chandra Calixte is the Family Case Manager for Churches United Micah’s Mission. Take a listen to this two-part episode where the group of professionals is in conversation about challenges and opportunities to address homelessness within their respective roles.
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    Ending Student Homelessness Episode 1: Homework Starts with Home: Greater Minnesota Part 1
    (2023-01-19) Blue, Misty; Wilkie, Brandi; Riccio, Amy; Neeland-Martinez, Sierra; Calixte, Chandra
    This episode features four professionals working together to address homelessness in Northwestern, Minnesota: Brandi Wilkie is the Rental Assistance Specialist for Clay County HRA; Amy Riccio is the Transitional Student Support and Homeless Liasion for Moorhead School District; Sierra Neeland-Martinez is the Youth Self-Sufficiency Advocate for Lakes and Prairies Community Action; Chandra Calixte is the Family Case Manager for Churches United Micah’s Mission. Take a listen to this two-part episode where the group of professionals is in conversation about challenges and opportunities to address homelessness within their respective roles.
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    Putting on Your Oxygen Mask While Helping Others Episode 3: Broadening Worker Safety: A New Jersey Story
    (2022-11-17) Snyder, Liz; Pina, Ricardo; Carre-Lee, Nancy
    In this episode, Liz Snyder, Co-Director of the Minnesota Child Welfare Training Academy, speaks with Ricardo Pina and Nancy Carre-Lee from New Jersey's Department of Children and Families (NJDCF) as they share some of the innovative efforts New Jersey has put in place to support worker safety and wellness, including the establishment of the Office of Staff Health & Wellness.
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    Putting on Your Oxygen Mask While Helping Others Episode 2: Interview with Dr. Austin Griffiths
    (2022-09-29) Plescher, Kristy; Griffiths, Austin
    In this episode, Dr. Kristy Piescher, Director of Research and Evaluation at CASCW, interviews Dr. Austin Griffiths, an Assistant Professor at Western Kentucky University, about his ongoing research focused on improving the health and wellness of the child welfare workforce.
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    Putting on Your Oxygen Mask While Helping Others Episode 1: Interview with Sharon Kollar
    (2022-09-12) Gehringer, Stacy; Kollar, Sharon
    In this episode, Stacy Gehringer, Director of Outreach at CASCW, hears from Sharon Kollar from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI) about the resources offered by the organization to strengthen child welfare practice. She also provides important results from the Comprehensive Organizational Health Assessments (COHA), a tool to better support the child welfare workforce.
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    Theoretical Underpinnings in Child Welfare Podcast Series Episode 6: Professional Resistance
    (2023-08-22) Toft, Jessica; Amundson, Elin; Lowery, Channel; LeGarde, Amelia
    Dr. Toft introduces new thinking on social work resistance to business managerialism. She interviews social workers from child protection, housing, and mental health about their resistance efforts in the current practice landscape.
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    Theoretical Underpinnings in Child Welfare Podcast Series Episode 5: Professional Discretion: New Ideas and Stories from the Field
    (2023-08-22) Toft, Jessica; Amundson, Elin; Lowery, Channel
    Dr. Toft introduces new thinking on what professional discretion in social work is. She interviews social workers from child protection, housing, and mental health about their professional discretion struggles and successes in the current practice landscape
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    Parenting Done Differently Episode 26: A Parenting Legacy
    (2023-08-02) Aunos, Marjorie; LaLiberte, Traci
    In this episode Marjorie Aunos and Dr. Traci LaLiberte reflect on the Parenting Done Differently Podcast. In this series Marjorie interviewed over 20 scholars and researchers in the field along with parents with disabilities and the children of parents with disabilities. Marjorie and Traci speak about the importance of providing tools for professionals who work in child welfare and looking for answers where we least expect them.
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    Parenting Done Differently Episode 25: We've Got This!
    (2023-07-20) Aunos, Marjorie; Hull, Eliza
    In Episode 25, Marjorie speaks with Eliza Hull, musician, writer and disability advocate. She was the 8-parts-series podcast host of We've Got This and is the editor behind the books of the same title that brings forward the stories of families headed by one or two parents with disabilities in an Australian, US and UK edition.
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    Parenting Done Differently Episode 24: Child Attachment and Maternal Sensitivity
    (2023-07-06) Aunos, Marjorie; Forslund, Tommie
    In episode 24, Tommie Forslund talks about how he and his colleagues have used the lens of child attachment and maternal sensitivity to view the parenting of mothers with intellectual disabilities. He also talks about the importance of taking into account contextual factors, such as the parents’ experiences of abuse and maltreatment, in order to intervene and provide support more efficaciously.