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State Government and Children, September 29, 1:00pm-2:30pm

What is really going on inside the State Capitol? Come and get answers to these questions: -What is the role of each branch of state government, and how do they work together for kids and families? -What laws have passed recently that impact my work or the kids I serve? -How do I turn an idea into a law or policy to help more kids and families? Learn how the sausage gets made and leave with information and ideas for getting involved in the process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the Indiana legislative process
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of new legislation that could impact their work and/or children and families
  • Participants will leave with an understanding of collaborative work being done at the state level and how they can get involved.

Approved by DCS for Foster Parent hours.

Presenter Bio:

Holding degrees in Spanish and Social Work, Julie Whitman leads the Children’s Commission through networking, listening, collaborating, studying, synthesizing, recommending, and reporting. She is an information nerd and a passionate people person dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of every child.



Julie Whitman, MSW