Upcoming Event

Child Welfare, Reimagined: Policy Workshop for Midwest’s Legislators



This event will give participants the opportunity to explore state laws, programs and investments that support families and safely reduce foster care populations.

Open to all legislators from the region, this policy workshop is the result of a partnership between The Council of State Governments’ Midwestern Legislative Conference and Casey Family Programs. It will be held June 6-7  on the grounds of historic, picturesque Cantigny Park in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton. An evening reception for attendees will be held on June 5.

Over the course of two days, participants will have the chance to learn and collaborate with fellow legislators from the Midwest as well as policy experts in the areas of child welfare and foster care. The goal of this workshop is to provide legislative attendees with information and inspiration to lead policy advances in their states.

The event will focus in particular on strategies to support families and safely reduce foster care populations. CSG Midwest will provide transportation to and from the host hotel and Cantigny Park. Meals also will be provided.

There is no registration fee, and a limited number of scholarships will be available to cover the travel-related costs of legislative attendees. Also, please note that space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To learn more about the event and to secure a spot:

  • contact CSG Midwest’s Tim Anderson, staff liaison to the Midwestern Legislative Conference Health & Human Services Committee; and/or
  • fill out this brief form.