Course Materials

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Table of Contents

Speaker Biographies

Opening Plenary - A Call for  Judicial Leadership in  Reshaping Child Welfare in the United States

Opening Plenary - Transforming Child Welfare by Bridging Systems and Sectors

Session A

Religious & Sexual Orientation Exclusions in Foster Care   

Changing the System: Strategies for Frontline Workers

Building a Legal Education Advocacy Community      

Family First: A Courtroom Advocate’s Guide

Discussion: Expertise and Wellness: Cultivating and Sustaining    the Experienced Children’s Law Office

Luncheon: Screening of  HBO Documentary “Foster”

Session B

Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children

A New Day: How to Make the Most of Federal Title IV-E Funding for Child and Parent Counsel in Your Jurisdiction     

Client Engagement Skills & the Larger Legal Context in ICWA Cases  

Family First: Is “Least Restrictive” the Best We Can Do? 

Discussion: Why Robust Kinship Care Policy is Needed to Address Race Equity in Foster Care

Session C

Ethics: Ethical Issues in Child Welfare Cases

Cultural Identity in Foster Care

Special Education Advocacy in Juvenile Correctional Facilities    

Family First: Prevention Services – What could this mean for the Field in the Longer Term & the Lawyer’s Role                               

Discussion: High-Quality Legal Representation for Children & Parents: Achieving Justice for Families

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Session D

Supporting Permanency for Older Youth: What’s the Brain Got to Do With it?                              

Education Advocacy in the Courtroom 

Legislative Advocacy for Attorney Services   

Family First: Implementation Challenges and Successful Approaches from a State Perspective

Discussion: Talkin’ ‘Bout a [Child Welfare] Revolution

Session E

The Collective Power of Youth: Changing Systems Through Foster-Youth Led Organizing       

Best Practices & Effective Advocacy to Overcome Implicit Biases Against Transgender Youth

Improving Permanency Outcomes for Children & Families Impacted by Trauma: Infant-Toddler Court Teams

Conducting Trauma-Informed Interviews of  Children 

Family First: A Tool for the Legal Community In & Out of the Courtroom  

Mark Hardin Award Presentation 

Lunch Plenary: Still She Rises 

 Session F

Spotlight on Immigration: Family Separation at the Border and  the U.S. Child Welfare System

Ethics: Social Media Ethics and You 

Crossover Youth: Marshalling the Data into Practice                         

Family First: New Opportunities for Kinship Families  

Discussion: Moving Towards a System of Quality 

Session G

Spotlight on Immigration: Quality Representation  of Immigrant Clients Involved in Child Welfare

Immune to Your Consultations: Guiding Older Youth as they Transition Out of Care                        

Family First: From the Greenbook to Family First: Intersection of Domestic Violence & Child Welfare     

Discussion: Creative Advocacy – Removing Barriers to Housing and Employment