Penn's Field Center Will Host Public Hearing on Child Welfare With State Sen. Leanna M. Washington

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 9, 2008

WHO: Senator LeAnna M. Washington, Minority Chair
Senate Aging and Youth Committee,
Senate of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, a collaboration between Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice, School of Law and School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

WHAT: ”The Foster Care System: Why Are the Children Hurting?”
The Senate Policy Committee has convened statewide public hearings to gain better insight on the child-welfare system and keeping children safe. This is the third public hearing.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania
Annenberg School for Communication, Room 109
3620 Walnut St., Philadelphia

WHEN: Thursday, July 17, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m.


A tentative list of guest speakers:
• Anne Marie Ambrose, the new commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services
• A panel of young adults who aged out of the foster care system when they turned 18 will discuss living on the streets and how they survived
• A foster mother will talk about her problems with caseworkers
• A judge who oversees foster-children cases in Philadelphia

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