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Aug
26
Thu
Birth Parent National Network: Policy Discussions and Developments-Impacts on Parents, Children and Communities @ Online
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) webinar, Policy Discussions and Developments: Impacts on Parents, Children and Communities,

on Thursday, August 26 from 10 – 11:30 AM PT/ 11- 12:30 PM MT/ 12 – 1:30 PM CT/ 1- 2:30 PM ET.

Lauren Behsudi, Public Policy Advisor, Casey Family Programs and Jim McKay, Alliance Public Policy Director I will be co-presenting on the webinar along with fellow Birth Parent National Network (BPNN) members.

We will be discussing:
(1) Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)
(2) Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

BPNN members will share examples of how they have provided education and expertise on these federal laws based on their lived experience. This webinar will provide an opportunity for all participants to discuss and share their perspectives and policy priorities.

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Sep
13
Mon
Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making
Sep 13 @ 8:00 am – Sep 14 @ 11:15 am

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.

Course Objectives:

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).
Instructors:

Mark Harris, JD, Pelican Center for Children & Families
Richard Pittman, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Office of Public Defenders
Rebecca May Ricks, JD, CWLS, Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Services
Franchesca Hamilton Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
Kim McCain, LMSW, Louisiana Department of Children & Families Services  CLICK HERE