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Improving Representation in the Child Welfare System: The Second National Parents’ Attorneys Confere
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7/13/2011 to 7/14/2011
When: July 13-14
Where: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel
Arlington, Virginia 
United States
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The Second National Parents' Attorneys Conference

Tuesday, July 13

9:15 – 9:30 Welcomes

9:30 – 11:00 Opening Plenary

11:15 – 12:45 Workshop Sessions

Teen Parent Connection – "A holistic approach to representing minor parents who are in foster care.”

Making the Budget Work for Parents in Tough Budgetary Times or Advocating for Reasonable Efforts in Unreasonable Budgetary Times

Effective Brief-Writing for Parents' Counsel in Child Welfare Appeals

Building a ‘Best Practices' Interdisciplinary Practice: Shared Ownership, Shared Authorship

2:00 – 3:30 Discussion Groups I

3:45 – 5:15 Workshop Sessions

Representing Parents Prior to Removal of the Child

Legal Programs working to Prevent Placement and Increase Parent Engagement

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Lawyers

The Child Welfare Consequences of the Criminal Justice System: Working with Incarcerated Parents and Clients with Concurrent Criminal Cases

Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Handling the Medically Complicated Child Abuse Case

The Timing of TPR: Contemplating the Consequences of ASFA

5:15 Reception

Wednesday, July 14

8:45 – 10:15 Workshop Sessions

Ways in which attorneys for parents can use family advocates to strengthen their engagement with clients and better advocate for the needs of clients and their families/

The Mentor Parent Program: An Innovative Approach to Engaging Parents in Dependency Court

Camreta/Alford v. Greene: Developing the Arguments Before the Supreme Court, The Ruling, and the Implications For Future Civil Rights Litigation on Behalf of Families

Representing the Non-offending Parent in Sexual Abuse Cases

Collaboration vs. Zealous Advocacy: Ethically Inconsistent or Highly Compatible?

10:30 – 12:00 Workshop Sessions

Prejudice and Punishment: Judging Mothers Who Use Drugs

The Overlap of Child Welfare, Family Court and Immigration: Problems, Practices and Suggestions for Reform

Advocating for Incarcerated Parents and their Children

Reinstatement of Parental Rights: Overview of statutes, practical impact, and tips for legislative advocacy

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Judge Patricia Martin

1:30 – 3:00 Discussion Groups 2

Online registration here .

Register by mail or fax on this form .

Tuition rates listed are for "early bird" registrations and will go up after May 15. Special $179/night Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel rate for those using Group Code CHDCHDA.


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