Social workers, counselors, school administrators, case managers, psychologists and social service agencies need to be familiar with the laws affecting children and families, especially those laws that offer protection and guidance.
This seminar is designed to give you up-to-date information on numerous areas including:
• The Importance Of Understanding And Empowering Families With Child Abuse And Neglect Issues
• Indian Child Welfare Act
• A Judge’s Perspective On Abuse And Neglect Cases
• Representing The Parent
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I. The Importance Of Understanding And Empowering Families With
Child Abuse And Neglect Issues
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
II. Indian Child Welfare Act
A. Understanding And Accepting The Act
B. How To Comply With The Act
C. Why Specialization Of Practice At Every Level
1. Social Work
2. County Attorney
3. Public Defender
4. Guardian Ad Litem
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
III. A Judge’s Perspective On Abuse And Neglect Cases
A. What The Court Needs To Know In Making Appropriate Decisions
2. Legal Authority
3. The Role Of Various Attorneys And Others In Court
B. ASFA Highlights
C. Best Practices From A Child’s View
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. Representing The Parent
A. Assessing Pleadings Filed Against A Parent; Depositions And Other Discovery In Juvenile Cases; Appellate Review And Constitutional Issues
B. Expert Witnesses In Abuse And Neglect Cases: Consideration Of Qualifications, Bases For Expert Opinions, And Cross-Examination
C. Evaluation Of Court Reports And Direct And Cross-Examination Of Social Workers; Trial Procedure And Evidentiary Considerations