Volleyball interview - Penn State
Ronnie Green discusses the university's role in helping to strengthen Nebraska families through its Center on Children, Families and the Law, which has partnered with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services since 1987.
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[00:00:00.221]Greg Sharp back with you intermissions
[00:00:01.668]between sets two and three of the Final Four
[00:00:03.700]for Nebraska and Penn State.
[00:00:05.768]Delighted to be joined by University of Nebraska, Lincoln
[00:00:08.108]Chancellor Ronnie Green.
[00:00:09.109]The Huskers back in the Final Four, three straight years.
[00:00:11.771]That is amazing what this team has been able to do
[00:00:14.376]and much like the familiarity
[00:00:16.048]of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln has
[00:00:17.495]in training the state's child and family services workforce.
[00:00:20.547]What can you tell us about the work
[00:00:21.738]that the university does for the state?
[00:00:24.112]Well, Greg, great to be here in Kansas City tonight
[00:00:26.394]and be watching our lady Huskers take on Nittany Lions,
[00:00:30.270]kind of a defacto arch rival in volleyball for us
[00:00:34.270]year in and year out.
[00:00:35.559]So great to be here and you know, as you mentioned,
[00:00:38.999]the university for a long time
[00:00:41.423]has been partnering with the state of Nebraska
[00:00:44.039]to help strengthen families.
[00:00:45.461]We do that in a variety of ways.
[00:00:47.661]One of them is to protect children from neglect and abuse.
[00:00:51.589]We have a center on campus called,
[00:00:54.506]the Children, Families, and Law Center
[00:00:56.714]at UNL that's an interdisciplinary kind of center,
[00:01:00.447]bringing together as it says people in the law profession
[00:01:03.852]and psychology and social sciences together
[00:01:07.087]to work in these areas
[00:01:08.850]that has been partnering with our state of Nebraska's
[00:01:11.951]Department of Health and Human Services for over 30 years.
[00:01:14.961]They were started in 1987.
[00:01:17.357]Now to work in the state's
[00:01:19.518]child protection and safety training program
[00:01:22.385]to develop that and to deliver it
[00:01:25.775]for our state's child welfare workers.
[00:01:28.698]We've just, this past week, announced an extension
[00:01:32.514]of that partnership with DHHS
[00:01:35.687]to prepare newly brought on board
[00:01:39.603]child welfare professionals and that award extends
[00:01:43.095]that relationship with the state for the next three years
[00:01:46.093]with our Center for Children, Families, and Law.
[00:01:49.130]So very pleased about that, an exciting announcement
[00:01:52.109]that we made on Monday.
[00:01:53.322]Absolutely, 30 years, that's really impressive.
[00:01:55.177]What goes into training
[00:01:56.256]Nebraska's child welfare professionals?
[00:01:58.825]Well, you know, the award that I mentioned is given
[00:02:03.028]in recognition of the center's real high quality
[00:02:05.661]work in this area.
[00:02:06.758]These are complex issues that child welfare workers
[00:02:10.081]deal with, that affect children and families
[00:02:13.067]across the state.
[00:02:14.792]So these specialists in child and family services
[00:02:18.380]are case managers for Nebraska's children and families
[00:02:22.588]that need welfare intervention to prevent neglect and abuse
[00:02:26.522]so they have this very critical job
[00:02:28.763]of managing our most vulnerable citizens, so to speak.
[00:02:33.167]So, this is a research based training program
[00:02:36.322]that the center delivers for the
[00:02:38.832]Department of Health and Human Services,
[00:02:40.978]where trainees learn to assess safety and wellbeing,
[00:02:45.177]how they can engage positively with family members
[00:02:48.502]in these situations, develop case plans and goals,
[00:02:51.751]and understand the effect that trauma can have
[00:02:54.441]on both children and their families that they're part of.
[00:02:58.508]So, our field training specialists through the center,
[00:03:01.486]they work one on one with newly trained employees
[00:03:05.082]in their local offices across the state
[00:03:07.537]during their first year on the job
[00:03:09.321]as child welfare specialists.
[00:03:12.298]So, Monday we had people all over the state here
[00:03:14.414]that are a part of the 40 people
[00:03:16.041]that implement that with CCFL.
[00:03:19.421]You mentioned the research.
[00:03:20.500]Is that still ongoing?
[00:03:23.086]You know the research work that the center does
[00:03:26.249]to continue to hone their methods of understanding
[00:03:28.993]these needs continues to develop here.
[00:03:33.031]Eve Brank is our director
[00:03:35.094]of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law,
[00:03:37.918]that continues to develop, improve methods
[00:03:42.002]of engaging these child welfare workers
[00:03:44.953]with their clientele.
[00:03:46.883]So, very, very pleased about this announcement
[00:03:49.281]and the extension of this now 30 year effort
[00:03:51.475]that this center that's part
[00:03:53.556]of our College of Arts and Sciences and our College of Law.
[00:03:56.735]It's delivering as a partner to our state.
[00:03:59.575]Another great thing that the University of Nebraska
[00:04:01.375]is doing for the state.
[00:04:02.693]Chancellor, always great to see you.
[00:04:03.773]Go Big Red!
[00:04:05.705]We've got more of the third set coming up next
[00:04:07.508]with John Boehner and Lauren Cook.
[00:04:08.480]Stay with us.
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