Our Partners


The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) was established in 1992 with federal Title IV-E funding and a grant from the Bush Foundation. The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare. Substantial funding for the Center continues to come from federal Title IV-E funds and support from the University of Minnesota, the College of Education and Human Development and the School of Social Work.

CASCW fulfills its mission by focusing its efforts around three primary areas: Professional Education, Outreach, and Research & Evaluation.

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Educational Technology Innovations (ETI) leads the technical development of projects that span collegiate disciplines. Our people have a wide range of experiences that include entrepreneurial efforts in building and selling businesses, leading donor funding relations, and managing complex higher education organizations. ETI functions as a knowledgeable and nimble organization and attracts people that thrive in a fast-paced, cutting-edge environment.

The ETI staff is only part of what makes us successful. Without the deep discipline knowledge that exists across the College of Education + Human Development (CEHD), we would be unable to build products that make a difference. Likewise, without a mindful and mutually beneficial connection to our external communities, we would not have the societal impact that is our calling. Together, ETI connects the deep knowledge that exists inside the college with people and organizations on the outside that need it most.

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