About the Minn-LInK Project

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CASCW’s Minnesota-Linking Information for Kids (Minn-LInK) project uses state administrative data from multiple agencies to answer questions about the impacts of policies, programs, and practice on the well being of children in Minnesota.

Minn-LInK is intended to produce reports that have implications for practice, policy, or both, and build upon the work of other state agencies and university researchers.

Findings of Minn-LInK studies are used to create training for child welfare professionals. The project is also a research support for faculty and students of the School of Social Work. State agencies that provide data work in partnership with the Center to discuss and address child welfare policy questions.

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CASCW's Minn-LInK Doctoral Fellowship Program

With the support from a grant awarded in 2013 by the National Science Foundation, CASCW has created a fellowship program for PhD students interested in data intensive research on child well-being.
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