Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Safety Decision Making - Law & Best Practices

This course is based upon the American Bar Association publication, “Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys” (Guide), written by Therese Roe Lund, MSSW, National Resource Center for Child Protective Services and Jennifer Renne, JD, National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues. A quote from the Introduction of the Guide summarizes both its purpose and the purpose of this course. “Safety planning in the child welfare system is a shared responsibility, but ultimately the court must make critical safety decisions such as whether to remove a child and when to return a child home. Judges rules on these choices every day, but often lack a decision-making structure, which can lead to following agency recommendations without a thorough inquiry. This can lead to an over-removal problem, rubber-stamping agency recommendations without knowing what’s driving the safety decision; or an under-removal problem, leaving children in unsafe conditions, or returning them home prematurely.
Registration is $25 and will cover lunch, refreshments, and training materials. DCFS staff may attend with supervisory approval. DCFS Child Welfare Training Office will submit the names of all authorized attendees for registration. *CLE and CEU Applications are Approved with a total of 6 hours credit including one hour of professionalism. Pre-registration is required in order to accommodate lunches. February 15, 2019 9:00 am-4:00 pm City: Baton Rouge Location: Capital Event Center 359 Third St Baton Rouge, LA 70801


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