Anne Barry, JD, MPH
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota, School of Public Health
LaRone Greer, MSW
Minnesota Department of Human Services
This course will introduce students to child welfare as a health equity concern in public health and will provide a broad overview of health disparities in child welfare in the United States. The course will examine relevant historical trauma and trauma issues, theories, and emphasizing critical analysis and application of knowledge. Students will gain a better understanding of child welfare in public health as a health equity concern. Students will learn interventions to promote health equity through a combination of readings, lectures, reflection discussion, and in-class exercises. Students will summarize a specific health disparity in child welfare (topic and population of their choice) and develop an intervention proposal to promote health equity.
This non-credit course meets with the academic course PubH 7200-117 as part of the 2019 Public Health Institute.
For more information: sph.umn.edu/public-health-institute
At the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Develop and understand the history of child welfare from the orphan trains (Native Americans and African Americans), to the present of the role of child welfare in public health as a health equity issue.
- Understand the Trauma and the Historical Trauma in Child Welfare and the resiliency in children, families and community.
- Understand the origins and effects of oppression and discrimination as well as public health practices approaches that advance social and economic justice, with particular focus on children and families.
- Acquire greater awareness and skill in resourcing the larger community, both formal and informal in public health, to serve children and families.
- Understand the evolution of Child Welfare policy and the impacts in public health and health equity.
- Learn effectively to work with Human Service Agencies, providers in public health.
Registration & Cancellation
The registration fee for this course is $595. You will receive an email letter outlining program logistics two weeks prior to the start of the course.
Requests for refunds will be honored in full if a written cancellation request is received prior to the course start date. An administration fee of $50 will be charged to all refund requests received after the first day of class. The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach (CPHEO) reserves the right to cancel any course. In the event of a course cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund of the program registration fee. CPHEO is not responsible for refund of travel or other costs incurred by registrants.
The Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach will provide a certificate of attendance verifying 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) offered for this program. This course is eligible for 15 CPH recertification credits.
All courses are approved for CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
Contact & Questions
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