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Title IV-E roundtable set for New Braunfels

Date of Release: 05/25/2006

SAN MARCOS — The 10th annual Title IV-E Child Welfare Roundtable will be held June 1-2 at the T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels.

More than 140 participants from every state in Federal Region VI (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are expected to attend the two-day conference to foster Title IV-E funded Agency/Texas State University-San Marcos collaborations. Such collaborations prepare social work students for public child welfare practice in the federal region. Participants will explore topics including national, regional, and state perspectives on child welfare, collaborative training models and regional Title IV-E program evaluation results.

Approximately 35 Roundtable participants first met in June of 1997 at the Aquarena Springs conference center. The Agency/University collaborations participating in the Roundtable provide stipends for students, funds for curriculum innovations and salaries for staff and faculty. Texas State alone has graduated over more than Title IV-E stipend recipients in the last 10 years.

Current Title IV-E students and IV-E alumni will be featured in the program as panel members and presenters. The Roundtable participants will be celebrating 10 years of cooperative work across the federal region and honoring the Title IV-E alumni--qualified and dedicated public child welfare practitioners.