Heather Craig-Oldsen, Briar Cliff University associate professor of social work, co-authored a chapter in “The Children’s Bureau: Shaping a Century of Child Welfare Practice, Programs and Policies,” a publication of the National Association of Social Workers.
In the book, which highlights research on influences of Children’s Bureau on contemporary child welfare practices, Craig-Oldsen contributed to a chapter on social work education in tribal and urban Indian child welfare settings.
Prior to joining Briar Cliff, Craig-Oldsen worked nationally and internationally in child welfare for 34 years. She has served as a federal grant reviewer and chairperson for more than two decades for the Children’s Bureau and has presented her research at numerous national conferences and seminars for the Bureau. Currently, Craig-Oldsen is the principal investigator for the Siouxland Indian Child Welfare Traineeship Project.
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