Video Conference - Introduction

Throughout the past year, the participants of the New Steps program, funded by a Peer-to Peer Dialogue grant, have organized video conferences, training sessions, public outreach programs and carried out several delegation visits to Petrozavodsk, Karelia in Russia and Duluth, MN in the US. Participants have already engaged in thorough best practices exchanges for social workers in areas including Sex Trafficking, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Domestic Abuse, Child Abuse and Raising Emotionally Healthy Children. Our work has remained focused on collaboration and dialogue, and additional areas of focus are being developed as the conversation emerges between experts and practitioners working in our communities. To facilitate that work, we organized several online videoconferences between New Steps partners in Duluth and Petrozavodsk.