2013 Winter Institute
Reducing Child Welfare Disparities: What’s Working in
Tuesday March 5: 8:00 – 4:30
Grand Casino Hinckley Conference Center
Disparities overview: Disparities Overview
Understanding Dynamics of African American Families -Dr. BraVada Akinsanya:
Understanding Dynamics of American Indian Families - Rose Robinson and Bree Bussey: American Indian Families Presentation
Applying a Cultural Lens to Signs of Safety and Family Group Decision Making with American Indian Families -Yvonne Barrett, Elaine Sullivan, Stehpanie Barnett and Mitch Anderson: Hennepin County Presentation
Working with African American Families in St. Louis County: Applying a Cultural Lense to Family Group Confernecing and Saftey Planning - Chaquana McEntyre and Bobbi Jo Potter:
For Minnesota county-by-county detail relating to children in out of home care see:
Minnesota Department of Human Services. (2012). Minnesota’s Child Welfare Report 2011 (DHS Publication no. DHS-5408D-ENG 8-12). St. Paul, MN: Author.
Minnesota Department of Human Services. (2010). Minnesota’s Child Welfare Disparities Report (DHS Publication no. DHS-6056-ENG 2-10). St. Paul, MN: Author.
Minnesota Department of Human Services (2009) Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Active Efforts Best Practices (DHS Publication no. DHS-5572-ENG 02-09). St. Paul, MN: Author.
Rockymore, Maxie (2008) A practice Guide for Working with African American Families in the Child Welfare System (DHS Publication no. DHS-4702-ENG 2-08). Minnesota Department of Human Services: St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Indian Child Welfare Matrix: http://www.d.umn.edu/icwmatrix/
SAMHSA American Indian/Alaska Native Culture Card: Free and available at:
Resources will be updated on-line and include power point presentations from the conference.
University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Regional and
Tribal Child Welfare Studies