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Jul
26
Mon
Janet Reno Conference 2021: A Better Path Forward: Restructuring Systems to Support Crossover Youth
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – Jul 29 @ 2:15 pm

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

 

Jul
27
Tue
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
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

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

 

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
4
Wed
Reframing the Future: Reflection & Innovation
Aug 4 @ 7:30 am – Aug 5 @ 5:45 pm

Family Focused Treatment Association is hosting their 35th Annual Conference, Reframing the Future: Reflection & Innovation from August 4-5. The virtual event will feature over 40 workshops focused on partnering with families to address the treatment needs of children and youth while concurrently preserving families, stabilizing children, preparing and supporting resource families, achieving permanency, building resiliency and engaging communities. CLICK HERE

 

Navigating the IEP: Part 1
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 1 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 1 of our 4 Part Series, we will cover the requirements of notification to the parent for an IEP meeting, IEP team members, IEP exceptionalities, General Student Information and Special Factors to be considered for a child with a disability. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans CLICK HERE

 

Aug
9
Mon
33rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm

Join the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center for the 33rd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference.

Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind, providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal. The conference is conducted to provide training to those employed by government or nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, child protective services, social work, children’s advocacy, therapy, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime. CLICK HERE

 

Aug
10
Tue
Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Prevent Child Abuse America Virtual Conference
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for “Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Prevent Child Abuse America Virtual Conference,” three days of learning and discovery, where we’ll continue to explore the needs of our communities and the impacts of our work. Conference provided by Prevent Child Abuse America CLICK HERE

 

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
16
Mon
Navigating the IEP: Part 2
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Navigating the IEP: Part 2 – Join us for this new interactive training as we navigate the different sections of the IEP. In Part 2 of our 4 Part Series, we will focus on the instructional plan which includes the present levels of performance and challenging academic and functional goals for a student with a disability. These will be followed by Accommodations. Training provided by Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans. 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