Best Practice Guidelines for Organizational Legal Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases

National Association of Counsel for Children The practice of child welfare law is complex and dramatically impacts the lives of thousands of children and families each year. Attorneys representing children must possess expertise in state and federal su ...

By recognizing the potential impact of trauma on parenting, judges and attorneys can more easily connect parents with services that will meet their needs. This resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network addresses the following questions: Wh ...

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys

American Bar Association Therese Roe Lund, MSSW - National Resource Center for Child Protective Services Jennifer Renne, JD - National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues Foreword- Judges in abuse and neglect proceedings are responsible for ...

Child Welfare Information Gateway

www.childwelfare.gov

Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child ...

One-page handout of considerations for guardianship situations in Louisiana.

Olmsted County Child & Family Services in Rochester, Minnesota, developed a family case conferencing approach in the juvenile court system involving children determined to be at high risk of maltreatment. This approach reflects the value of family inv ...

The National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System, National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), American Humane Association, and American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law welcome you to the Father Friendly ...

Engaging Noncustodial Fathers in Child Welfare Cases: A Guide for Children's Attorneys and Lawyer Guardians

www.fatherhoodqic.org

This practice brief offers attorneys a new tool to advocate on behalf of children by reaching out to their fathers. It provides tips on identifying and locating the fathers of children who enter the child welfare system. It also helps attorneys assess fat ...

Free On Line Tutorials for Professionals in Substance Abuse TreatmentThe National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare offers free online tutorials for professionals in substance abuse treatment, child welfare, and the family courts. Continuing Edu ...

Guardianship is an extremely important area of child welfare policy and practice, and is huge in scope. Rather than attempting to address all guardianship issues in this document, in this new online resource, NRCPFC strategically presents an overview of t ...

OJJDP Four-Part Webinar Series The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has re-released its four-part webinar series, “Improving Outcomes for Multi-System Involved Youth Who Cross Over Between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice,” ...

PRINCIPLES AND STANDARDS FOR COURT ORGANIZATION, JUDICIAL SELECTION AND ASSIGNMENT, JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION AND JUDICIAL EDUCATION Approved by the American Bar Association House of Delegates on August 9, 2010

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The mission of the Children's Law Committee is to provide a forum through which attorneys and judges working with children can promote improvements and changes in the legal system which benefit children, parents and the professionals who serve these famil ...

Child trafficking victims have various legal needs across multiple legal systems, including (but not limited to) criminal justice, juvenile justice, immigration, labor, civil, child welfare, family, and education. (Pilot Study - Cook County, Illinois) Ne ...

A Permanent Home for Every Child “Reasonable efforts” has been one of the most hotly debated and confusing issues in the field of child welfare over the past two decades. This handbook explains what reasonable efforts are as we move out of the 1990s. I ...

State of Louisiana sample form for a Judgment Order to be used in a Permanency Hearing - Guardianship.

National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System

www.improvechildrep.org

The Children's Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awarded the University of Michigan Law School a five-year, $5 million dollar grant to serve as the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welf ...

NCTSN Network Webpage on Holiday Stress The Holiday Stress webpage from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) provides an array of resources to help people cope with grief, stress, and depression during the holiday season. Resourc ...

New NCTSN Families and Trauma Webpage The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Family Systems Committee has announced the launch of a new webpage on the NCTSN website focused on the family.  This webpage features content that defines the i ...

Parent Representation Project

new.abanet.org/child/Pages/parentrepresentation_home.aspx

Quality representation and due process for all parties in the child welfare system are essential, but not always achieved. Too often child welfare policy and case by case decisions are made without meaningful input from parents or their advocates.The Nati ...

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