24 - 28 Aug 2020

National Child Welfare Law Virtual Conference

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11:00 AM - 07:00 PM (Aug 24)

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100 - 500


24 - 28 Aug 2020


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National Child Welfare Law Virtual Conference is committed to providing high-quality continuing legal education programs and networking events to .. Read more strengthen and support child welfare legal practitioners nationwide. This is a critical time for community, information sharing, and dialogue as it will redefine advocacy and legal representation in the midst of a public health crisis.

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Mon, 24 Aug 11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Mon, 24 Aug 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM Session
We Are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College”
Mon, 24 Aug 01:15 PM - 02:30 AM Session
When Attorneys Should Object to the Overuse of Psychiatric Medication in Foster Children

Multiple studies have concluded that children in foster care are prescribed psychiatric medication at a rate significantly higher than othe

Mon, 24 Aug 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Session
FFPSA Passed: The Real Work to Radically Reform our Nation’s Child Welfare Systems is just Beginning

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) is an attempt to radically change foster care systems nationwide to ensure that every chil

Mon, 24 Aug 04:45 PM - 06:00 PM Session
ndian Child Welfare Act: Lessons from the Last Frontier

Indigenous families are disproportionately affected by the child welfare system. Congress enacted ICWA to protect families, but over 40 yea

Mon, 24 Aug 06:15 PM - 07:30 PM
Tue, 25 Aug 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Session
Making the Agency’s Witness Your Own: Cross-Examining the Case Worker

There’s nothing more satisfying than a good cross-examination. Come learn how to use the agency’s witness to make your client’s case. This

Tue, 25 Aug 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM Session
How Parent and Child Attorneys Can Collaborate to Advocate for Survivors of CSEC

The session will focus on the issues faced by children who are survivors of the commercial and sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) and t

Tue, 25 Aug 02:30 PM - 03:45 PM Session
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption: Brave Conversations on Parental Loss and Effective Holistic Advocacy

This interactive session will have participants recognize parental loss through TPR, understand how adop-tion finalization is bittersweet,

Tue, 25 Aug 04:15 PM - 05:30 PM Session
How Civil Legal Services Can Lift Youth and Young Adults Out of Homelessness

Providing holistic, youth-centered, community-based civil legal aid services can help address home-lessness among young people. Civil legal

Tue, 25 Aug 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Wed, 26 Aug 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Session
Making “Least Restrictive” a RealityTools to Challenge Congregate Care Placements

Federal law has long required child welfare agencies to place children in the least restrictive setting. Research has shown that the effect

Wed, 26 Aug 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM Session
Preparing Communities and Child Welfare Professionals Ahead of a Workplace Raid

This session will provide a brief overview of what happens during a workplace raid, what infrastructure is needed after a raid, and lessons

Wed, 26 Aug 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Session
Litigating Race: A Discussion on Using Legal Tools and Resources to Combat Implicit Racial Bias in Child Welfare and Juvenile Proceedings

It is important for legal practitioners to understanding the role that race and racial bias play in their daily practice, particularly when

Wed, 26 Aug 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Session
A Multidisciplinary Toolbox for Serving Children 0–5

For the youngest children in the child welfare system, attachment, development, mental health, and physical health are all completely enmes

Wed, 26 Aug 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Aged and Confused : A Documentary Screening and Talk-Back

In this session, we will screen our 35-minute documentary film, Aged and Confused, about a young man aging out of foster care in New York C

Thu, 27 Aug 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Session
Representing Parents with Disabilities and their Families: Strategies and Solutions for Effective Advocacy

As people with disabilities are increasingly integrated in their communities, growing numbers are becoming parents. At the same time, paren

Thu, 27 Aug 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM Session
Brain Essentials: Merging Science with Advocacy to Give Children, Youth and Families “What They Need” instead of “What We’ve Got”

When we remove children and youth from their families, they deserve to receive the services they need. We know that toxic stress in childre

Thu, 27 Aug 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM Session
From Our Perspective: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Reforming the Child Welfare System

Members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council (young adults with lived experience in foster care) are involved from the

Thu, 27 Aug 05:30 PM - 06:45 PM Session
Artificial Intelligence and Child Welfare

This presentation will give participants an overview of what artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing, and predictive anal

Fri, 28 Aug 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Session
Advocating for Transgender Youth in Care: A Case Study

Transgender youth are overrepresented in the foster care system. While transgender youth enter the foster care system for many of the same

Fri, 28 Aug 12:45 PM - 02:00 PM Session
“A Walk in My Shoes” — A Parent’s Perspective and Engaging Parents when they are in Crisis

A Walk in My Shoes allows attendees to view the system through the eyes of parents; to see how the negative stereotypes affect parents and

Fri, 28 Aug 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM Session
Compassion: The Key Ingredient in all Efforts to Reunify Children with Families in the Child Welfare System

This session will explore the role that compassion must play in all efforts to reunify children with their families in the child welfare sy

Fri, 28 Aug 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Session
You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: Helping Yourself to Help Your Clients

Turnover in the child welfare field is fast and furious. Practitioners face limited resources, high case-loads, and a lack of regard even f

Fri, 28 Aug 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Award Ceremony
300 USD Child Welfare Law Specialists
350 USD NACC Individual or Organizational Members
425 USD Non-Members
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Accra, Ghana
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