The Child Welfare and Education Learning Community (CWELC) was a collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers working to address issues at the intersection of child welfare and education systems across three states: Illinois, Minnesota, and North Carolina. As part of this collaboration, Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium staff helped conduct both a survey and state-wide focus group study focused on building collaborations across child welfare and education systems. What did Minnesota professionals have to say about how child welfare and education systems interact in Minnesota? What could be done to enhance professionals ability to provide high quality services to families? Learn more about what professionals across child welfare and education systems had to say about increasing cooperation and collaboration across systems by checking out the resources below.
Playing by house rules: Collaboration across child welfare & education systems
Minnesota survey report
Collaboration Across Minnesota Child Welfare and Education Systems — Learn about what professional reported by reading by reading the report.
Minnesota state-wide report
Building Collaborations Across Child Welfare and Education Systems — Read the full report of focus group findings.
Bridging Child Welfare and Education Systems — Check out the two-page infographic about the report.
Three-State Recommendations Report
Get the data, share the data, use the data: Recommendations from the three-state Child Welfare and Education Learning Community (CWELC) project — Learn about suggestions for better data usage across child welfare and education systems in this report.