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Salem City Club Presents: Child Welfare: Global to Local
by Oregon State Media, Inc.
  Tuesday April 25, 2017 - 11:31 AM
The Salem City Club invites you to join us on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Willamette Heritage Center for "Child Welfare: Global to Local." 

Oregon's Child Welfare system is continually in the news, including stories about the need for foster parents and improved safety for children. What is Oregon doing to improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children? How does that compare to what other states and countries are doing? Lena Alhusseini, Oregon's new Child Welfare Director, will address these concerns, bringing a global view perspective on child safety services. 

Born in Jerusalem and raised in Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, Alhusseini established the Jordan River Foundation's child protection unit, which was the first Middle East organization to address the issue of child abuse. She also has served with global organizations such as USAID, UNICEF and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Alhusseini comes to Oregon from New York, where she served as the Executive Director of the Arab-American Family Support Center. As Oregon's Child Welfare Director, her vision is to help build a family support center model that connects vulnerable families with their community and the local services they need to keep their children safe and at home. 

Join us for the luncheon at 11:30am and/or the program at noon. Reservations are due by 12:00pm Wednesday, May 3rd. For more information on this program please visit 

What: Child Welfare - Global to Local 
When: Friday, May 5, 2017; Noon-1pm, doors open at 11:15pm 
Where: Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St. SE, Salem 
Who: Lena Alhusseini 


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