This seminar is designed for social service directors and administrators, child welfare professionals, social workers, counselors, principals, educators, legal counsel, advocates and others who handle children’s issues.
This seminar is designed for professionals who are responsible for, and or seek access to, information regarding children who may receive services from educational, mental health, juvenile justice, or social service systems. Conflicts and misunderstandings often arise, between and among agencies and individuals providing services. This seminar will provide an introductory overview of these inter-related systems and how they may apply in your work area.
Key topics to be discussed include:
• Family Law Issues Involving Children
• Mental Health And Medical Records
• Educational Services And Records
9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
I. Family Law Issues Involving Children
A. Children Subject To Custody And Visitation Disputes
B. Children Who Are The Subject Of Abuse And Neglect Cases
1. Preventive Services
2. Placement Issues:
b. Identification Of Needs And Access To Services
i. CAC Exam
ii. Healthcare Passport
iii. Early Intervention
c. Parental Rights vs. Best Interests
d. Diligent Efforts And Documentation
3. Intensive Services
C. ASFA (Adoption And Safe Families Act)
9:50 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
I. Family Law Issues Involving Children (Continued)
D. Juvenile Delinquency And PINS (Person In Need Of Supervision) Proceedings
1. Detention Services And Release Issues
2. Probation Services, Clinical And Probation Reports
3. Placement Issues And Provision Of Services
4. Access To Court Records
E. Children Who Are In Foster Care (Post Termination Of Parental Rights)
1. Placement In Pre-Adoptive Homes
2. Relationship Between Foster Parents And Agency Caseworkers
3. Access To Services For Foster Care Children
1. Post Adoption Services For Children
10:40 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
10:55 a.m. - 11:45 am.
II. Issues Affecting Children With Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
A. Access To Services
1. Services For Children With Mental Health Needs
2. Services For Developmentally Disabled Children
3. Services For Dually Diagnosed Children
B. Access To Mental Health And Medical Records
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
IV. An Overview Of Educational Services And Records
A. General Education School Services (e.g., Academic Intervention Services, ERSS, No Child Left Behind Act)
B. Special Education Services (IEPs And Section 504 Accommodation Plans)
C. Accessing School Records (FERPA)
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Recap And Review