Children, Youth and Families

Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
USM Portland Campus, Wishcamper Center, Lee Community Hall, Room 133
Contact Name: 
Nick Curlew 780-5841 or MuskieSchoolYCE@gmail.com
Contact Phone: 
207-780-5841
Contact Email: 
MuskieSchoolYCE@gmail.com

 

"Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine" 

May 14, 9:00 -1:30
~ FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ~
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
, please RSVP by May 7th to:
MuskieSchoolYCE@gmail.com
or Nick Curlew 207-780-5841

University of Southern Maine,
Lee Community Hall, Room 133, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

 "Creating Community Connections for Transition-Aged Youth in Maine" is an opportunity to explore the role of community in helping youth connect and stay connected to education and employment pathways.

 This half-day program and lunch includes:

  • Keynote by Colby Swettberg, Executive Director of Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring, who will discuss the importance of strong and healthy adult partnerships for youth in transitions.
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A about unique approaches and solutions for connecting youth to community, employment, and education.
  • Viewing of the short film "A Shoestring for Mackenzie". This film, written and directed by a former Sanford High School student is about overcoming struggles with peers/familyIntroduction by Carl Lakari, Co-Founder of Project Aware.

 Thank you to our co-sponsors: Portland Mentoring Alliance, Seeds of Independence, Strategies for a Stronger Sanford, and Community Partnership for Protecting Children

 

 


 

 

Workforce and Leadership Development

Abstract: 

This centennial book brings together a national roster of child welfare experts from academia and practice to document the significant contributions of the Children's Bureau to U.S. policy development for children and families. Highlighting foster care developments, chapters illuminate for the reader the complexities of the system as it evolved from a tradition of 'rescue and punishment,' deeply seeped in racial inequities, to current efforts of advancing progressive policies that aim to correct systemic inequities, promote empirically based approaches that recognize the significance of culture in services planning, and affirm that the well-being of children is inextricably linked to the well-being of families and communities. The book makes an important contribution to the child welfare literature by documenting how far we have come as a nation in addressing the needs of dependent children and is an invaluable reference volume and a supplementary child welfare textbook. -Alma J. Carten, PhD, ACSW, LCSW, Associate Professor, New York University Silver School of Social Work

Suggested Citation:

Cahn K, Bernotavicz F, Potter C. Workforce and Leadership Development. In: Briar-Lawson K, McCarthy M, Dickinson NS, eds. The Children's Bureau: Shaping a Century of Child Welfare Practices, Programs, and Policies. Washington, DC: NASW Press; 2013.

Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Publish Date: 
October 1, 2013

The Coaching Role of Supervisors

Abstract: 

Article authored by Freda Bernotavicz, in  Voume 7,  no. 1, 2013 of Training and Development in Human Services, the journal of the National Staff Development and Training Association.

This article is based on an on-line module on Coaching Strategies for Supervisors that is part of a national training program funded by the Children’s Bureau/US DHHS/ACF under the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute (NCWWI), Award #90CT0145.This article is solely the responsibility of the NCWWI and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Children’s Bureau.

Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Publish Date: 
January 1, 2013

Lee Lingelbach

First Name: 
Lee
Last Name: 
Lingelbach
Early Care and Youth Development Quality Improvement Facilitator, Maine Roads to Quality
Office Address: 
45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Contact Phone: 
(207) 626-5204
Contact Email: 
llingelbach@usm.maine.edu

Pam Prevost

First Name: 
Pam
Last Name: 
Prevost
Youth Development Coordinator
Office Address: 
45 Commerce Drive, Augusta
Contact Phone: 
(207) 626-5031
Contact Email: 
pprevost@usm.maine.edu

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