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CONGRATULATIONS! CHILD WELFARE LAW SPECIALISTS IN LOUISIANA

We are pleased to announce the list of attorneys who have successfully passed the exam to become a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist through the NACC. We will update this list as others earn this credential. We congratulation those on the list. Your dedication to children is outstanding! Click to view the list of Certified Child Welfare Law Specialists from Louisiana. For additional information about the NACC CWLS program, click here or contact Thailund Porter-Green, Training Director, Pelican Center for Children and Families (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS FOR ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING CHILDREN IN NEED OF CARE

Since July, 2005 the Louisiana Supreme Court Division of Children and Families has been collecting and maintaining information received from attorneys pursuant to this Rule.  This list is a compilation based on information submitted to the Supreme Court and includes those attorneys qualified for appointment as counsel for children in child abuse and neglect cases as of the day indicated in the update notice. It is the continuing responsibility of each attorney to provide documentation of his/her qualifications to the Division of Children and Families.  Any attorney who has not submitted, prior to January 31 each year, evidence of attendance of at least six hours of approved continuing legal education in the past calendar year will no longer be considered as qualified under this Rule. Questions or comments about the list of qualified counsel for children in child abuse and neglect cases?  Please e-mail Kären Hallstrom, Director, Division of Children and Families, Louisiana Supreme Court: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Use the 2018 Attorney Reporting Form for Submitting Hours.

SAFETY DECISION MAKING WEBINAR - August 15th - FREE Lunch & Learn

The basic and most important determination judicial and child welfare agency staff make in child in need of care cases is whether a child(ren) is safe. Critical safety decisions are made when removing a child and determining whether a child should return home. However, without a comprehensive decision-making structure and thorough inquiry,decisions can lead to over and  under removal, leaving children unsafe or returning them home too quickly.  Click to Register. Sponsored by the Pelican Center for Children and Families. 1 hour CLE and SW CEU approved. Click for more information. This free online course will be offered again on December 11th. Please pre-register so that we can send you materials in advance of the webinar.  

MOSAIC DIMENSION 2.0 - August 30th in Ruston

This training introduces participants to concepts of cultural diversity through the Mosaic Dimension Model. It helps to foster a climate of success to positively impact disproportionality & disparity for all children through seven extraordinary practices. The Mosaic Dimension is based on the assumption that children who are moving through the Foster Care system are as culturally unique and different as mosaic patterns. The Mosaic Dimension can be defined as a montage of people who bring a variety of invisible, undiscovered, backgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, patterns and beliefs as assets to relationships, communities, situations and environments. This experiential, scenario-based training is designed to go beyond traditional programs to explore this topic on a broader level. It includes a data-driven practicum designed to encourage and strengthen transfer of knowledge and competencies to actual work experience. Click to Register. Sponsored by the Pelican Center for Children and Families. 6 hours CLE and SW CEU approved. Click for more information. This  course will be offered again on November 2nd in New Orleans. $25 fee and includes lunch. 

SAFETY DECISION MAKING LIVE - September 18th in Marksville

This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. Click to Register. Sponsored by the Pelican Center for Children and Families. 6 hours CLE and SW CEU approved. Click for more information.  $25 fee, includes lunch.

CULTURAL CONSCIOUSNESS - September 27th in Natchitoches

This course introduces participants to concepts of cultural consciousness in the workplace and explores the impact of personal views and values regarding sexual orientation, gender, race and ethnicity on their role. Through activities, videos and group discussions, participants explore the roots of their biases and assumptions and how these dynamics affect their working relationships with others. During the course, participants are challenged to address issues concerning how their perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender are impacted by their world views. Participants also create and share strategies for raising awareness and interacting more effectively with individuals who are different from themselves. Click to Register. Sponsored by the Pelican Center for Children and Families. 6 hours CLE and SW CEU approved. Click for more information.  $25 fee, includes lunch.

SAVE THE DATE! Together We Can Conference is October 15-17, 2018 in Lafayette, Louisiana.  www.latwc.org

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