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14th ABA National Conference on Children and the Law
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7/15/2011 to 7/16/2011
When: July 15-16
Where: Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City Hotel
Arlington, Virginia 
United States
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Friday, July 15

8:30 - 10:00 Opening Plenary

Conference Welcomes Remarks by Justice and HHS Officials William Bell, CEO, Casey Family Programs (invited)

Dialogue: Countering Public Myths and Stereotypes in Child Welfare Case Representation

10:00 - 11:30 Workshop Sessions

Ethical Challenges of Child Participation in Dependency Proceedings

System Reform to Improve Educational Outcomes for Children in Care

Improving Legal Paths for Kinship Caregivers

Foster Youth Identity Theft and Financial Security Reforms

Creating a Better Future for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Dependency Drug Court Interventions: Ensuring Effective Treatment

12:30 - 2:00 Workshop Sessions

Understanding Issues Related to LGBTQ Youth

Case Advocacy Strategies to Improve Students' School Outcomes

External Review of Older Youth in Foster Care under the Fostering Connections Act

Counseling Child Clients: A Critical Component of Successful and Ethical Representation

Psychotropic Medication of Our Clients: What's To Be Done?

Recent Changes in CAPTA and Federal Child Welfare Oversight

2:15 - 3:45 Workshop Sessions

The Kids Are Listening: Addressing Bullying and Cyber-Bullying

Best Practices and Research on the Legal Representation of Children: First Findings from the QIC

Sexually Active Dependent Teens: Prevention of and Response to STDs, Pregnancies and Parenting

The Role of the Court in Implementing the Fostering Connections Act

Preventing Adoption and Guardianship Failures

Ethical Obligations and Strategies in Addressing Family Immigration Issues

3:45 - 5:15 Workshop Sessions

Empathic Exhaustion: Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma in Our Work

The Fourth Amendment and CPS Investigations: Camretta Is Not the Last Word

Advocating for Very Young Children: the Hallmarks of Effective, Ethical Representation

Ethics Involved in Zealous Advocacy While Working Collaboratively

Advocating in Cases Involving Incarcerated Parents

Pre and Post-Natal Alcohol Abuse: Impact on Child Welfare Interventions

Saturday, July 16

8:30 - 10:00 Plenary Session -- Youth Panel

10:15 - 11:45 Workshop Sessions

Right from the Start in Addressing Poverty and Race: The CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing

Family Finding That Works: Maximizing Potential of the Fostering Connections Act's Notice Requirements

Reaching Homeless and Runaway Youth

Meeting the Health Care Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care

The New Youth in Transition Database: How Advocates Can Use It

12:00 - 1:15 Conference Luncheon with Speaker (to be named)

1:15 - 2:45 Workshop Sessions

Reinstatement of Parental Rights: Another Avenue for Permanency

Protecting Foster Children Facing School Disciplinary Actions

Legal Issues Related to Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Non-Custodial Fathers and Paternal Kin in the Child Welfare System: Lessons from the QIC

Attachment Wounds, Delays in Brain Development, and Trauma: How Courts Should Address These Issues

3:00 - 4:30 Workshop Sessions

Place Matters: Three Applications of Practice Improvement and Data Collection to

Enhance Dependency Case Outcomes

Federal Role in Equal Opportunity to Education and Access to Justice in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Cases

Coming of Age: Ethical Practice When Your Client Isn't a Minor Anymore

Children Testifying in Court: Research Findings to Consider

Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy for Girls 12-17

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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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