Conferences & Symposia

Practical Considerations: The Nexus of Social Work and Law in International Child Welfare


Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31, 2009

Join us as legal and social service professionals who work with children and families separated by international borders share recent developments and professional experiences during a two-day conference.

University of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The series of presentations and panel discussions will include:

Day one (Oct. 30) - focuses on international treaties related to child welfare and the responsibility that lawyers, advocates and social workers have to work within the guidelines set forth in those conventions. The second session will use the Special Immigrant Juvenille Status process as a way in which to illustrate the intersection of law and social work in immigration proceedings.

Day two (Oct. 31) - features a panel discussion on the history, structure and function of Best Internet Determinations as they are used by agencies such as UNHCR. The second session will include a working session on how to address the gaps in existing BID practice and how these practices can be adopted to be used domestically within the U.S.

This is the second International Social Work Conference co-sponsored by ISS-USA, The Arthur C. Helton Institute for the Study of International Social Service, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the University of Maryland School of Law.

Register online, call 443-451-1200 or fax 443-451-1220 to register.

For more information, contact Felicity Sackville Northcott, Ph.D., at 443-451-1209 or fnorthcott@iss-usa.org.


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