The Fedele F. Fauri Memorial Conference on child welfare is presented annually in recognition of the former University of Michigan Dean and Vice President Fedele F. Fauri and his wife. Dean Fauri's leadership and accomplishments in the field of child welfare spanned nearly 50 years.
This session will focus on how current circumstances of the COVID pandemic (e.g. fewer children coming to the attention of CPS) and social unrest specific to racial injustice are spawning new innovations and system reform efforts. Panelists will speak about the ways child welfare systems are responding to the pandemic, shifting to a greater emphasis on prevention and a proposal to reimagine child welfare as we know it today.
This session will focus on how current circumstances of the COVID pandemic are serving to expose and heighten enduring concerns about gaps in child welfare services. Panelists will speak about the ways child welfare systems have been impacted by the pandemic—and how they have responded during a time of unprecedented fear and need. Additionally, panelists will share their perspectives on the immediate and long-term implications for child welfare services.
University of Michigan
School of Social Work
1080 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106