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  • 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
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Upcoming Events

Aug
4
Wed
Reframing the Future: Reflection & Innovation
Aug 4 @ 7:30 am – Aug 5 @ 5:45 pm

Family Focused Treatment Association is hosting their 35th Annual Conference, Reframing the Future: Reflection & Innovation from August 4-5. The virtual event will feature over 40 workshops focused on partnering with families to address the treatment needs of children and youth while concurrently preserving families, stabilizing children, preparing and supporting resource families, achieving permanency, building resiliency and engaging communities. CLICK HERE

 

Navigating the IEP: Part 1
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 1 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 1 of our 4 Part Series, we will cover the requirements of notification to the parent for an IEP meeting, IEP team members, IEP exceptionalities, General Student Information and Special Factors to be considered for a child with a disability. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans CLICK HERE

 

Aug
9
Mon
33rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm

Join the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center for the 33rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference.

Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind, providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. CLICK HERE

 

Aug
10
Tue
Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Prevent Child Abuse America Virtual Conference
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for “Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Prevent Child Abuse America Virtual Conference,” three days of learning and discovery, where we’ll continue to explore the needs of our communities and the impacts of our work. Conference provided by Prevent Child Abuse America CLICK HERE

 

TBRI® Connecting Principle
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Connection is the foundation of TBRI®. TBRI® Connecting Principles will provide an in-depth look at connection and attachment and will give you strategies and skills for helping children and families heal.

*must attend TBRI® Introduction & Overview online or in person prior to attending this training

Module 1: Tuesday August 10, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Module 2: Thursday August 12, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Module 3: Tuesday August 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Module 4: Thursday August 19, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

 

Training provided by Crossroads NOLA CLICK HERE

 

TBRI® Empowering Principles
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

TBRI® Empowering Principles will provide an in-depth look at ways to empower your children by meeting their unique physical needs and creating an environment in which they can succeed. This session includes information on sensory processing and practical tools and skills to help children regulate their emotions and behaviors.

*must attend TBRI® Introduction & Overview online or in person prior to attending this training

Module 1: Tuesday August 10, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Module 2: Thursday August 12, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Module 3: Tuesday August 17, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Module 4: Thursday August 19, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Training provided by Crossroads NOLA CLICK HERE

 

Aug
11
Wed
TBRI® Intro & Overview
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Parenting is challenging, particularly when you are parenting a child from a hard place. Children from hard places include children who experienced distress in the womb or during delivery, were hospitalized early in life, were abused or neglected, or experience trauma, whether natural or man-made. TBRI® Introduction & Overview will focus on understanding the meaning of child behaviors, the brain chemistry of a child from a hard place, and how to help children and families heal and connect.

Module 1: Wednesday August 11, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Module 2: Friday August 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Module 3: Monday August 16, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Module 4: Wednesday August 18, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Module 1: Friday August 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Module 2: Friday August 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Training provided Crossroads NOLA CLICK HERE

 

Aug
14
Sat
DUAL 44th National Child Welfare Law Conference
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

Once again, the top leaders in child welfare law will come together – this time, both onsite and online.

NACC is committed to providing the highest quality legal education programs and networking events to strengthen and support child welfare legal professionals across the country. This continues to be a critical time for community, information-sharing, and dialogue as we redefine advocacy and legal representation during a public health crisis and a movement to end racism and bias in child welfare.

NACC is balancing the gradual return of onsite gatherings with providing an alternative for attendees who need or prefer an online event.

Our onsite conference will be in Denver, Colorado, August 14-15, 2021, with our pre-conference sessions August 13, 2021. All onsite programming will be at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Hotel rooms are available starting at $169/night and can be booked HERE.

Our online conference will be August 16-18, 2021 in the comfort of your home or office… maybe the park.

Dual conference registration includes both onsite and online sessions and events.

Attendance at our onsite conference in Denver requires acknowledgment and agreement with NACC’s COVID-19 Waiver and Release. All onsite participants will be required to sign the waiver prior to or upon arrival to be admitted. CLICK HERE

 

Aug
15
Sun
RISE 21
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am – Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm

RISE 21 is the annual conference held by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Some sessions include:

The Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines: Research Findings to Date to Guide Program Improvement
Family Treatment Court Best Practice Implementation: The What, Why, and How
Judges – Juvenile, Family and Mental Health Courts
Building Adolescent Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
Drug Testing in Juvenile Drug Treatment Court
Integrated Case Management in Juvenile Drug Treatment Court

Conference sponsored by National Association of Drug Court Professionals

CLICK HERE

 

Aug
16
Mon
Navigating the IEP: Part 2
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 2 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 2 of our 4 Part Series, we will focus on the instructional plan which includes the present levels of performance and challenging academic and functional goals for a student with a disability. These will be followed by Accommodations. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans. CLICK HERE