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  • Guide to Legal Guardianship in Child in Need of Care Cases - Download Guide Dear Judges and Legal and Child Welfare Stakeholders, We are excited to announce the development of a Guide to Legal Guardianship in Child in Needof Care Cases (“Guide”). The Guide grew out of an awareness that legal guardianship … Read More
  • QRTP Cover Page NEW Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) Louisiana Judicial Toolkit - The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court and Pelican Center for Children and Families is pleased to introduce the Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) Louisiana Judicial Toolkit. QRTPs are a key component of the Family First Prevention Services … Read More
  • Child Welfare Law Specialist Certification - Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) certification is a professional achievement that signifies an attorney’s specialized knowledge, skill, and verified expertise in the field of child welfare law. The specialization area is defined as “the practice of law representing children, parents … Read More

Upcoming Events

Jun
15
Wed
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) 2022 Virtual Conference @ Online
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) 2022 Virtual Conference @ Online

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC), a national resource funded by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), invites you to join a 2-day virtual event on June 15-16, 2022, focused on promising practices that create equitable access for all fathers. Workshops will be organized around the topics of Diversity, Reentry, Inclusion, Vision, and Employment (DRIVE) to encourage attendees to Lead the DRIVE to fatherhood excellence.

For more information or to register: https://www.fatherhood.gov/events/2022-virtual-event

Jun
16
Thu
Court Improvement Program – CIP Cafe – GUARDIANSHIP 101 @ Online
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Court Improvement Program - CIP Cafe - GUARDIANSHIP 101 @ Online

GUARDIANSHIP 101:

An Introduction to Legal Guardianship in Child in Need of Care Cases

Legal guardianship is a status that can be authorized by a court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in a Child in Need of Care (CINC) case. The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, 42 U.S.C. § 671 et seq., promotes the use of guardianships to increase permanency for children in foster care. Yet, legal guardianship appears to be underutilized in Louisiana CINC cases. During this presentation, the speakers will provide an overview of legal guardianship, detail the guardianship provisions set forth in the Louisiana Children’s Code, and discuss examples of when to consider guardianship in a CINC case.

FREE to participate – virtual training – 1 hour approved for CLE and social work CEU.

Speakers:

  • Curtis Nelson, J.D., Deputy Judicial Administrator, Division of Children and Families, Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Judge Ernestine Gray, Ret., Fellow, Pelican Center for Children and Families
  • Rodney Hastings, J.D., Staff Attorney, Child Advocacy Program Mental Health Advocacy Service

REGISTER NOW

Jun
21
Tue
2022 Zero Abuse Project Summit
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – Jun 22 @ 4:30 pm

About the Summit

Save the Date! The Annual Zero Abuse Project Summit is VIRTUAL in 2022 and accessible to all front-line child abuse professionals no matter where you are located. The Summit will run June 21-22, 2022. 

The Annual Zero Abuse Project Summit is VIRTUAL this year and accessible to all front-line child abuse professionals. We are offering two tracks this year:

Forensic Interviewing Track
Suspect Interrogation Track
Please select which track you would like to attend at checkout. Sessions will be conducted live and recorded for on-demand viewing, allowing the content to be accessible to all attendees regardless of time zones and hectic schedules. Attendees will have the ability to watch the recorded presentations from both tracks.*

We are excited to bring brand new content to this year’s summit! Agendas, speakers, and more information will be coming soon.

*Recorded presentations will be available for a limited time and only available for registered attendees.

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Jun
30
Thu
LA CASA-Investing in Children and Families
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Investing in Children and Families

Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:30am – 12:30pm

When we make investments in children and families, the next generation will pay it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. When we don’t attend to important aspects of child development now, there are serious consequences later. This means we need to invest in the kinds of policies and programs that prevent child abuse and neglect. Foster care, clinical treatment and other professional interventions are more costly and produce less desirables outcomes than nurturing, protective relationships and appropriate experiences earlier in life.

THIS IS A MONTHLY SERIES HOSTED BY LOUISIANA CASA-CURRENTLY SCHEUDLED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022. Sign up for each month separately.

 

Aug
23
Tue
Save the Date! 45th National Child Welfare Law Conference in Baltimore!
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm

Save the Date! 45th National Child Welfare Law Conference in Baltimore!

Join us in Baltimore in 2022 for the 45th National Child Welfare Law Conference!

Export to Your Calendar 8/22/2022 to 8/24/2022
When: 8/22/2022
Where: United States
Contact: membership@naccchildlaw.org

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