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An Everyday Resource for Child Welfare Attorneys and Judges

Over the past several decades a national model for child welfare practice has emerged. In Child Welfare Law and Practice, also known as “The Red Book”, experienced practitioners and child welfare advocates have captured and refined that model, offering a comprehensive guide for those who make child welfare advocacy their priority.


Designed initially as a study guide for attorneys preparing to take the NACC Child Welfare Law Certification Exam, the Red Book serves as a day-to-day guide for child welfare advocates across the country, offering in-depth analysis and instruction on wide variety of topics in the field of child welfare law.


Whether you represent children, parents, agencies, or serve as a judge in child welfare matters, this book is a fundamental resource.


Our completely revised third edition includes these new and expanded topics:

  • Indian Child Welfare Act
  • Investigative interviewing of the child
  • Counseling legal clients who are children
  • The practice of child welfare casework.
  • Child safety
  • Representing parents
  • Federal due process
  • Educations goals for children in foster care
  • The transition of youth from foster care to adulthood
  • Plus many more!

Click here for a printable Red Book overview brochure.

Buy the Red Book here!

Child Welfare Law and Practice is available for purchase from NACC. Members of NACC are entitled to a 33% discount.

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NACC offers training programs in conjunction with the Red Book:


Live Training: Red Book Training

The Red Book Training follows the NACC publication Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect and Custody Proceedings. It explores the intersection of federal law and state practice. The training has been delivered across the country and is consistently praised for providing valuable information on a broad array of pertinent topics in child welfare law.


Pre-Conference Red Book Training

The NACC's conference around August each year features a full day Red Book Training pre-conference.  This is a great time get the training, CLE from pre-con and three day conference, and get your questions answered by NACC's trainer.  Click here to view the conference and pre-conference details.


Online Training: Red Book Training Course

NACC’s online Red Book Training Course is designed to assist you in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) examination, and serves as an overall review of core dependency competency areas. The course consists of seven weekly webinars. Registration is open for NACC's next available course this spring: March 4, 2020 through April 15, 2020.


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