The 2009 Fedele F. and Iris M. Fauri Memoiral Lecture will feature keynote speakers and panel presenters. Speakers include Joan Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW,
Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research, and Carol Siemon, JD, director, Child Welfare Training Institute, Michigan Department of Human Services. This session will address the transformation of Michigan's child welfare workforce. Presenters will speak to the national debate about whether a social work degree is the appropriate degree for a child welfare worker, and they will also provide perspectives on what child welfare workers need to know. This session will address cultural humility as an approach to training workers to address the needs of diverse populations in child welfare, trauma-focused interventions in child welfare, the pivotal role of child welfare traineeships, and children and families of color in the child welfare system. A reception will follow in McGregor Commons. Attendees may earn 2.5 social work continuing education units (CEUs).