community building symposium

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Thu Jul 31 12:02:34 CDT 2003

From: "Community Building" <communitybuilding at>

ANNOUNCEMENT:  On-line registration and conference program 
materials  ** are now available for ** "Building Communities for 
21st Century Child Welfare," the first national symposium 
dedicated to community building and child welfare.  Deadline to 
register on-line is ** August 29, 2003 ** For more information go to: 

SPONSORS: The Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), 
Boston Children's Institute of The Home for Little Wanderers, and 
the School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University 
of New York. 

DESCRIPTION:  This dynamic and exciting event is to be held 
22-24, 2003, in Albany, NY.  This national symposium--the first of 
its kind--will bring together families, community leaders, decision 
makers and practitioners from agencies traditionally entrusted with 
securing safe and nurturing environments for children, youth, and 
their families.

During the symposium, participants will have a unique opportunity 
to gather and exchange information on successful community and 
neighborhood collaborations from across the country and 
internationally. Experts from a range of disciplines and systems 
(both formal and nontraditional) will be on-hand to network with 
participants and present information on current policy trends and 
contemporary research.  

Participants will hear findings from a pre-symposium "think tank" 
and participate in networking sessions and evening poster session 
** CEU's are available (approximately 13.5 credit hours) **

For more information or to register on-line go to: or review 
 ** enclosed ** registration and conference program materials 
available in a adobe portable document file (PDF).  

For more information, contact Norah Lovato, CWLA, Program 
Manager of Behavioral Health at nlovato at or 202/942-

Norah Lovato, M.S.W.
Program Manager, Behavioral Health Services 
Child Welfare League of America 
50 F Street NW, 6th Floor 
Washington, DC 20001-1530 
T: 202.942-0301 
F: 202.737-3687 
E: nlovato at 

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