The Spring Judges Conference is scheduled at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles for April 13 and 14 with an LPOR Workshop on April 12. Additional details are available for judges online at https://lajudicialcollege.org/.
This is a virtual follow-up event to the National Judicial Leadership Summit IV on Child Welfare. This Summit allows participants to learn about exciting and innovative ideas, tools, techniques, strategies, and programs happening in child welfare. The event will host presentations from subject matter experts about innovative child welfare system practices and family-centered philosophies that can be replicated in your communities surrounding the following five themes:
1. Incorporating the Voice of Families in the Court Process
2. Delivering High-Quality Legal Representation to Families in Child Welfare
3. Safely Preventing the Unnecessary Entry of Children into Foster Care Through Meaningful Initial Hearings
4. Courts Ensuring Procedural Fairness, Equity, and Access to Justice for All Families
5. Leading Child Welfare Reform from the Supreme Court and Administrative Office of Courts
The Spring Judges Conference is scheduled for June 4-9 in Sandestin, Florida. Additional details are available for judges online at https://lajudicialcollege.org/.
This presentation will introduce the participant to Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an evidence-based parenting intervention. We will explain its procedures- what happens in PCIT, how it happens, as well as why it has proven effective for families in hundreds of research studies. We will talk about the application of this intervention to traumatized children, with specific attention to the benefits and challenges of referring child welfare families and families at risk of entering the child welfare system to PCIT.
During this session participants will learn specifically about communicating with children with communication disorders, speech language disorders, including interviewing children who utilize communication devices.
During this session participants will increase their knowledge about the needs of crime victims with disabilities and learn about the most effective preliminary investigative steps to take when called to handle a matter involving a victim and/or witness with disabilities.
Save the Date for the 2023 Together We Can Conference to be held with both in-person and there will be a smaller virtual component to the event. More information: www.latwc.org.