NACC Call for Abstracts Due January 31st

NACC seeks abstracts for its 47th National Child Welfare Law Conference: The annual conference is an opportunity for us to bring together professionals from child welfare law and intersecting fields and further NACC’s mission through the exchange of ideas, information, and collective efforts. In 2024, NACC is excited to be in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 12-14 (preconference: August 11) and online form September 11-13. NACC encourages submissions that will apply to attorneys who represent children, parents, agencies, and kinship caregivers, as well as judges and multidisciplinary professionals working in child welfare. NACC also seeks abstracts for its pre-conference Children’s Law Office Convening.

The theme of this year’s conference is Working Together, Working Differently: Justice, Compassion, and New Tools for Modern Advocacy. This year’s conference theme reminds us that if we truly want the child protection legal system to look different, we must be different. This begins by centering the voices, wellbeing, and rights of children and parents in our daily work. From there, emerging trends in high-quality legal representation, harm reduction, compassion-based practice, technology, and preventive advocacy help chart the course forward. Looking inward plays a role as well – embracing discomfort, challenging established narratives, and leveraging privilege for a purpose. NACC seeks abstract submissions that build on these ideas and convey concrete tips and skills for attorneys and practitioners. As a community of advocates, if we want to end at a different destination, we must start from a different place.

Learn more and submit your abstract at: Deadline is 1/31/24.

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