Resources from January 2021 Member Meeting:
Racism in Minnesota and What our Children Need - Sun Yung Shin
University of Minnesota Traumatic Stress Screen for Children and Adolescents - Christ Bray and Abi Gewirtz
Family First Prevention Services Act in MN - DHS Child Safety and Permanency Deputy Directors Marvin Davis and Nikki Kovan
Town Hall with DHS Behavioral Health Leadership: Assistant Commissioner Matemba-Mutasa, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Annett, Director Fleissner and Clinical Director Singh
American Recovery Plan Act - Human Services Provisions (MN DHS)
American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 - Anticipated MDH Awards (MN MDH)
The American Rescue Plan Act Provisions - What it Means for States (National Conference of State Legislatures)
MN DHS - Overview: 2021 COVID-19 Relief Package
History of Child and Family Services Development in the U.S.
Understanding Systemic Racism and its Impact on Children, Youth and Families: A Resource List
Starter reading list on how child welfare policies harm Black people, families and communities.
Family First Prevention Services Act: High Quality Service Standards for Specialized Settings, Public Consulting Group (2020)
Specialized Residential Placements for Child Trafficking Victims, Farrell et al (2019)
Not a Number Human Trafficking Prevention curriculum, Love146 Inc.
Nine principles for effective human trafficking prevention programming.
To learn more about specialized settings for trafficked, exploited or at risk youth, and for resources related to Safe Harbor Shelter and Housing and the child welfare response to trafficking and exploitation, visit www.mn.gov/dhs/safe-harbor
General information about Minnesota’s implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is here.