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Preparing, Placing and Preserving: Sustaining Permanency in MWC Adoption (Apr 3, 2019)

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW
WHEN Wednesday, Apr 3rd 2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
COST $30.00 per person
LOCATION Owatonna Public Utilities Building, 208 Walnut Ave S, Owatonna, MN 55060

The numbers of Minnesota children coming into out-of-home care and moving to TPR are rising rapidly. Chemical dependency has overcome neglect as the number one reason children are removed from their families of origin. Enhancements in the child protection system mean that more children are being better served.

However, rates of adoptive placement disruption are also rising.

How do we prevent disruption in foster care and adoption? What are the elements that are now in play, causing some placements to disrupt after only days or weeks? How can child welfare professionals and support systems work together to keep families intact?

A panel of child welfare workers from around Minnesota, both county and private agency staff, will join Deena McMahon to share experience, ideas and strategies.

Deena McMahon, MSW, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker in private practice. She has been working with families and children for over 30 years and has developed a national reputation for excellence in areas ranging from attachment therapy and adoption dynamics to childhood sexual abuse and trauma.