Calendar

Jul
24
Wed
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Responding to Prenatal Alcohol and Other Substance Exposures: FASD Assessment and Intervention

This webinar will focus on models of FASD assessment and intervention that are effective and well-suited for child welfare systems’ array of services. The attendees will learn about a brief consultation behavioral health clinic model for utilizing FASD-informed care to provide assessment, consultation, and links to supportive services. This model has potential to provide a quick and efficient pathway to diagnosis and services for children and families served in child welfare. Next attendees will learn about an evidence-based child and parent intervention that facilitates development of social-emotional functioning, self-control, positive behavior, and long-term mental health among children six to 12 years of age in foster or adoptive care who meet criteria for an FASD diagnosis. An adoptive parent of a child with an FASD will share insights about the experience and benefits of FASD-informed diagnosis and family-focused interventions and supports.

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Aug
8
Thu
2024 Practice Academy Series | Intentional Integration: How to Identify and Support Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2024 Practice Academy Series | Intentional Integration: How to Identify and Support Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders

FTCs, like all drug courts, historically focused on treating substance use disorders (SUDs). However, FTCs cannot maintain this singular focus since 45% of adults with an SUD in the general population also live with a co-occurring mental health disorder. People with an untreated co-occurring disorder are less likely to complete substance use treatment or achieve sustained recovery; they are also more likely to experience unemployment, homelessness, child welfare involvement, incarceration, and suicide.

Many dependency court professionals recognize the prevalence of co-occurring disorders. Still, due to complexities in screening, assessment, diagnosis, and securing mental health services, FTCs may not appropriately identify and treat parents with co-occurring disorders. This Practice Academy examines the interactive nature of substance use and mental health disorders, while providing strategies for improved approaches and outcomes for parents and their children.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Summarize definitions and prevalence rates of co-occurring disorders and explore theories of how and why substance use and mental health disorders co-occur.
  2.  Identify complexities and opportunities in screening and assessment to more accurately identify parents with co-occurring disorders.
  3.  Apply evidence-based approaches for integrated treatment and recovery.
  4.  Adopt strategies from FTCs who successfully serve parents with co-occurring disorders.

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Aug
15
Thu
CIP CAFE: Objections
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
CIP CAFE: Objections

An objection is a formal protest raised by a party or counsel during a legal proceeding asserting that an error, contrary to the rules of evidence or other procedural law, has been or will be made. There are objections to questions and objections to answers, those for opening and closing arguments, and specific ones for exhibits and expert witnesses. Judge Jennifer Womble will present information about objections generally and those that are especially important in Child in Need of Care cases. We invite you to bring your questions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of an objection.
  • Become familiar with common objections in Child in Need of Care cases.
  • Learn how to make effective objections.

Speaker:

  • Judge Jennifer Womble,* Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court

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Mar
27
Thu
Child Academic Resilience to Poverty
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Child Academic Resilience to Poverty

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Child Academic Resilience to Poverty

Child poverty is a global issue, affecting millions of children worldwide. Children in poverty face unique challenges, but with targeted strategies, we can help them develop the resilience needed to thrive academically. Recognizing signs of distress, providing targeted support, and creating safe spaces where children feel valued and respected build in their ability to achieve academic success despite some family dynamics. Join us as we empower children to break free from generational poverty.

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Apr
24
Thu
Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana

Promoting Positive Change in Communities by Confronting Poverty

Louisiana CASA is excited to host our third webinar series. This series is brought to you in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund so we are required to ask participants certain demographic questions during registration. Once you register, an email will be sent to you that includes the link to join the webinar. We hope to see you there!

 

Navigating Poverty Alleviation: Legislative Insights from Louisiana

Join us for an informative webinar as we delve into the latest legislative developments in Louisiana aimed at combating poverty. Together, we will explore how the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) accounts for government assistance and its impact on poverty reduction, and we will highlight recent recommendations for budget adjustments and fiscal responsibility. The framework of sustained poverty reduction efforts will guide us to chart a path forward in poverty eradication.

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