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Crossing Boundaries: Public and Private Roles in Assuring Child Well-Being

April 27-28, 2012
Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro and Jane Addams Hull House Museum
Chicago, IL

Don’t miss this chance to engage with experts like John Eckenrode (Cornell University), John Fluke (American Humane Association) and Jill Korbin (Case Western Reserve University) to address issues like programs for vulnerable youth, maltreatment and racial bias, child abuse, differential response, prevention and intervention, and many more topics affecting child welfare policy today.

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science event.

Some highlights of the event include:

-Plenary sessions on topics such as: disparities in maltreatment risk and system response and innovative approaches to prevention and intervention.
-Policy experts and practitioners, including speakers from the Department of Children and Family Services, will share the latest results from Illinois’ new differential response approach to child welfare.
-A keynote address by Dorothy Roberts (Northwestern University) on The Politics of Racial Disparities in Child Welfare .
-Experts from the Council on Contemporary Families will run workshops to help you build your skills in interacting with the media,
and many more.

Visit for a more detailed list of sessions and to register for this event.

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science event.

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