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This conference builds on the 14 year history of the IV- E Roundtable sponsored by the Center for Children & Families at Texas State University-San Marcos and the leadership of Dr. Nancy Feyl-Chavkin and Dr. Karen Brown.
Presentations will showcase title IV-E University and state efforts. The conference will focus on knowledge transfer for best practices for major IV-E topics includingThe theme of Professionalizing Child Welfare affirms our commitment to children and families and diversity in all of our educational, service and research endeavors. Child Welfare is at the heart of our work, whether it is through state agencies' training or universities' education to serve families with neglect and abuse, mental health needs, developmental delays, substance abuse or violence issues. Our goal is to educate and train social workers for best practices. As you will see throughout all 21 workshops, we have the social technology, research and knowledge to work with children and family social workers to improve the workforce. Many sessions are led or co-presented by state and university partners. Our keynote speakers will focus on the principles of how to use title IV-E to build on our strengths. We have many wonderful agencies and universities with exhibits for you to visit.
This Roundtable could not have happened without the dedication and insight of many people, beginning with our planning committee listed in this program. All of our wonderful presenters and their universities and agencies have graciously donated their expertise and time to share their work with us. Dean Susan Ahern, Dr. Pat Mosier, and Cherilyn Pearson in College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean's office, and many individuals have spent endless hours to bring this conference to you, including Mary Rodriguez, and Courtney Branch in the President's office; LaToya Carter, Mirna Medrano, Marcus Benoit and Naomi Stevens in the Center for Family Strengths office and Dean Ira Colby, Dr. Patrick Leung and Joe Papick of the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work.