Finding a Job: Children and Families

Become a stronger advocate for children you will serve in the field or through academia by better addressing both their own needs and those of their families. Gain perspectives on current issues and challenges, including those in international social work and concerning grandparent caregivers. Become acquainted with emerging concepts that will increasingly shape child welfare services.

Panel Participants
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    Katharine Cahn

    Katharine Cahn—Panelist Portland State University Katharine Cahn, MSW, PhD has been the executive director of the Child Welfare Partnership at Portland State University’s School of Social Work since October 2004. Prior to that, Cahn served for 15 years as director of a child ... Read More

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    Alberta J. Ellett

    Alberta "Bert" J. Ellett—Panelist University of Georgia Alberta Ellett, PhD, associate professor at the University of Georgia, is the 2010 CSWE Distinguished Recent Contributions in Social Work Education Award recipient. Ellett has more than 25 years of diverse child ... Read More

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    Jini Roby

    Jini Roby—Panelist Brigham Young University A faculty member since 1998, Jini Roby has worked in the public and private child welfare sectors in the United States as a social worker, agency administrator, and Guardian ad Litem attorney for children experiencing abuse and neglect. Since ... Read More

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    Deborah M. Whitley

    Deborah M. Whitley—Panelist Georgia State University Whitley, associate professor, is the National Center on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren's director. She is also associate director for Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG), a university-based program designed to provide health and ... Read More

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    Pamela Day

    Pamela Day—Moderator Child Welfare Information Gateway Pamela Day, MSW, is codirector of Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, at ICF International. Day also serves as senior project consultant with the National Resource Center for In-Home ... Read More



October 15, 2010
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM