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Aug
2
Mon
Safety: Continuous Quality Assessment in Child Welfare Cases through Child Welfare Assessment & Decision-Making
Aug 2 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 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).

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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
23
Mon
Fundamentals of Child Welfare
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – Aug 24 @ 12:30 pm

You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

 

APPROVED: 6.5 hours of general Social Work CEUs Approved by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

APPROVED: 6.5 hours CLE, including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

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.

This is a 2-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases. The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.

Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

Registration is $10

PRESENTED BY:

Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
D’Juannia Judge, LCSW, CSM with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS)
Rodney Hastings, JD, with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS-BGC)
Thailund Porter-Green, JD , Pelican Center for Children and Families
Sharon B. Worthy, LMSW, Retired DCFS and SW Consultant

There are no cancellations accepted for this training. If you know someone that can take your place we can swap your registration. CLICK HERE

 

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