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.
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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.
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).
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
NACC Webinar: The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: An Essential Tool
Navigating the ICPC in 50 plus states and territories can be a daunting task. While the ICPC regulations are the same in each state and territory, the focus and application of each can be different. The presenters have dealt with numerous ICPC issues involving many states and have become familiar with the common scenarios that face child representatives and child welfare agencies. Participants will learn the ICPC basics and will work through scenarios to show how the Compact can be utilized to solve common ICPC problems, roadblocks, and utilized to achieve positive permanency outcomes for children and their families. CLICK HERE