Interactive sessions

Skills Sessions

Cross Examining Child Witnesses in Sex Abuse Cases * Preparing for Expert Testimony * Objections and Offers of Proof in Child Protection Cases * Presenting and Challenging Expert Medical Testimony * How Family Defense Lawyers Can Get Courts To Address TPR * Motivational Interviewing * Special Issues in Privately-filed TPRs and Step-Parent Adoptions

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Discussion Groups

Parent Advocates as Leaders and Managers * Intersection of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, and Dependency Courts * Advising and Empowering Parents to Be Their Own Advocates * Trial and Appellate Partnerships * Family Justice Initiative * Building Alliances with Social Justice Movements * Child Welfare Response to Domestic Violence

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35 workshops on diverse, timely topics for parent advocates designed to stimulate discussion and advance understanding.

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