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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Facing The Future In A Virtual World (Mon. 19 Oct, 2020 9:00 am - Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 3:00 pm)

Facing The Future In A Virtual World 

We all know that 2020 has been a challenging year but with challenges also come opportunities. Now, more than ever, we need to find ways to connect, collaborate and learn to navigate our new world. While we would love to see you all and would always rather network in person, we did not want to miss the opportunity to provide you with great content from topical speakers.
We are offering all nonprofit organizations, business leaders and volunteers in the state of Louisiana to login (from wherever you may be working) to hear from experts in the fields of board governance, creative fund development, virtual events, the leadership strategies needed in this complicated time and more great content. CLICK HERE


Fundamentals of Child Welfare ONLINE (Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 10:00 am - Fri. 23 Oct, 2020 12:15 pm)

Fundamentals of Child Welfare

APPROVED: 6.5 hours of Social Work CEU and 6.5 hours CLE,

including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

This three-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 


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  


Orleans Parish Juvenile Court CINC Training (Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 1:00 pm - Thu. 22 Oct, 2020 4:00 pm)

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court CINC Training

Join us for a training focused on Child in Need of Care (CINC) laws, policies and practice. Faculty members will discuss the constitutional, federal and state laws underlying child welfare cases. Attendees will explore the new safety decision model used by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and the new forms recently adopted, and how to assess reasonable efforts both to prevent removal and to further the permanency goal, and the Family First Act.  Learn what all these topics mean to child welfare professionals and how to apply these principles to everyday work. The training will incorporate legal professionalism.

October 21-22, 2020 - Virtual Conference  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

October 21, 2020

· State & Federal Laws, Children’s Code

· Adolescent Brain Development

· New Safety Decision Model

· Reasonable Efforts

Total CLE for Day One: 3 hours (application pending)

October 22, 2020

· Culture & the Court—Issues of DIsproportionality

· Court Readiness*

· Case Study

· Recap of Key CINC Goals

Total CLE for Day Two: 3 hours, including 1 hour of Professionalism* (application pending)

This event is hosted by:

¨ Louisiana Supreme Court—Court Improvement Program

¨ Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

¨ Pelican Center for Children and Families

Special Guest Speaker: Mimi Laver, ABA Center for Children & the Law   CLICK HERE

Estate Planning (Wed. 21 Oct, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Estate Planning

Attorney Wendra Moran, will be speaking to individuals and families who are living with a Behavioral Health Concern or Developmental Disability.  She will be sharing information on the various legal status options for children approaching the "age of majority," which, in Louisiana is 18 years of age.  Attorney Moran, will discuss Power of Attorney, Continuing Tutorships, Interdictions and the new legislation for Supported Decision Making.  Individuals, parents and family members will gain a better understanding of the legal options available and what might be appropriate for their individual circumstances. CLICK HERE

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