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Social Work Department

Posted on March 3, 2010

NEW: Registration continues through March 26 for Cal U's first child welfare conference.

photo of David Lett"Building a New Foundation: Child Well-Being for a New Era" will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 26 in the Performance Center of the Natali Student Center.

Keynote speaker is David J. Lett, an advocate for children and a proponent of early intervention programs. Lett is a regional administrator for the Administration for Children and Families, a federal agency funding state and local organizations to provide family assistance, child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare and other programs relating to children and families.

 The conference also will include sessions on the role of fathers in family engagement and safety, racial disparities in public child welfare, community engagement and the firsthand experiences of youth.

"Building a New Foundation" is intended for public and private child welfare providers, social work field instructors, alumni and social work students, and others involved in education or human services.

Registration fees and information

NEW DATE: Deadline for registration is March 26, 2010.

Registration fee is $85 for professionals, $40 for students. Checks should be made payable to California University of Pennsylvania; please note "MSW program" in the memo line.

Continuing education credits are available for an additional $15. Please enclose a separate check payable to RCI-The Foundation for California University of Pennsylvania.

See the conference brochure  To register by phone, call 724-938-5910.

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