Join the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform for the Janet Reno Conference 2021: A Better Path Forward: Restructuring Systems to Support Crossover Youth.
The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, in partnership with Casey Family Programs, is delighted to invite you to the 2021 Janet Reno Forum. The Forum will explore the paths systems can take to support crossover youth—young people who are involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. CLICK HERE
We want to remind you to be sure to register for our upcoming summit, “Child Trauma and COVID-19: An NCTSN Summit Supporting the Long-Term Recovery of Our Nation’s Children and Families – Sustaining Systems, Engaging Communities, & Transforming Care,” scheduled for July 27-28. The link to register appears at the bottom of this message.
The planning team has been working hard these last few months, and over 140 Network participants have contributed ideas and content through “Think Tanks” focusing on COVID-19’s impact on 1) Grief and Loss; 2) Schools; 3) Suicide and Substance Use; 4) Maltreatment and Interpersonal Violence; and 5) Disparities. Many will have roles presenting on panels and leading discussions during the summit itself.
We are excited about this event, and believe that this will be a great opportunity to think about some of the ramifications of what our vulnerable children and families have been going through these past 15 months — how the pandemic has impacted services; how specific groups have been disproportionally affected and how that will influence long-term recovery in their communities; and how providers, agencies, and systems have encountered challenges while trying to support recovery following the pandemic. You’ll also hear about innovative approaches that agencies and providers have initiated to address recovery challenges and support healing. Please spread the word to your partners, including those who are not currently Network members, because the summit is open to everyone. Training provided by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. CLICK HERE
Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making
Join us for this two-day ONLINE training event focused on ensuring safety of children involved in the child welfare system. This training will look at the new Child Welfare Assessment & Decision Making-Model utilized by DCFS child welfare workers and other tools to evaluate the safety and risk issues of our most vulnerable children. New court forms will be introduced and reviewed. This course will reinforce the system focus that “removal of a child from their family is the safety plan of last resort.”
This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.
Learners will be able to define related terms.
Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to a new set of facts in order to assess a child’s safety.
Learners will be able to apply the principles of Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model to create practical safety plans.
Learners will be able to articulate the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis to support or defend safety decision making.
Learners will demonstrate an understanding of the Child Welfare Assessment Decision Making Model analysis as a tool for in and/or out- of- court advocacy for their client(s).
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
This online Red Book Training Course is designed to assist you in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) examination. It can also serve as an overall review of dependency competency areas. The course will consist of seven weekly webinars. The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases (3rd Edition). The course is intended to assist you in breaking the material down, focusing on important concepts, and guiding you through the material in the Red Book. This course will not cover every chapter. The instructor has made intentional decisions about what information to cover in the time that is allotted for the course. If a chapter is not covered, that does not mean that content from that chapter will not appear on the exam. Therefore, you should incorporate any chapters that are not covered into your self-study plans.
View the Schedule and Syllabus
Accredited for 8 hours of CLE in Colorado (50-minute hour). CLE approval in at least one state can streamline an attorney’s CLE application in another state. Check with your jurisdiction for details on simplified CLE applications and online/on-demand learning requirements.
The registration fee is $200 per person for groups and NACC members ($100 for CWLS; $275 for nonmembers) and includes access to live sessions, recordings, the electronic Red Book, and the RBTC workbook! Registration is open through June 22nd.