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14th annual Title IV-E Roundtable set for New Braunfels

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 18, 2010

Carmen Nazario

Carmen Nazario

The 14th annual Title IV-E Child Welfare Roundtable hosted by the Center for Children and Families and the School of Social Work at Texas State University-San Marcos will be held June 3-4 at the T Bar M Conference Center in New Braunfels.

Carmen Nazario, assistant secretary for children and families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the keynote speaker. State agency personnel, graduates from Title IV-E funded internships and experts in the field of social work and social work education will present material related to professional child welfare practice.

More than 100 participants from every state in Federal Region VI (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are expected to attend the two-day meeting. Each state has Title IV-E funded university/agency collaborations which prepare social work students for public child welfare practice in the Region VI. Participants will explore topics including national, regional, and state perspectives on child welfare, collaborative training models, caseworker support, and regional Title IV-E program evaluation results.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to foster Title IV-E funded agency/university collaborations that prepare social work students for professional public child welfare practice. These collaborations provide stipends for university students and funds for curriculum innovation. In the last sixteen years, more than 300 social work students from Texas State's School of social Work have received specialized education and support to enter public child welfare practice. Other universities throughout the region with Title IV-E collaborations have similar records.

For more information about the meeting or educational opportunities, contact J. Karen Brown or Nancy Feyl Chavkin at ccf@txstate.edu.