National Association of Counsel for Children: February 1

The National Association of Counsel for Children deadline for abstracts for the 2011 conference is February 1, 2011. The 34th National Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference will be August 30 – September 1, 2011, at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California.

The NACC is soliciting conference presentation proposals from NACC members and non-members on any topic related to child welfare, juvenile or family law. In addition, the NACC is seeking abstracts on the following topic areas:
  • Children’s Law Office Program / Office Management
  • Ethics
  • Funding Strategies
  • ICPC
  • ICWA
  • Immigration
  • Incarceration
  • Interview Skills
  • Mediation
  • Medical Aspects of Child Welfare
  • Non-Verbal Children
  • Older Youth (i.e. SSI, extended jurisdiction, ID theft)
  • Representing Parents
  • Rural Representation
  • Secondary Trauma / Compassion Fatigue
  • Trial Skills
  • Working with the Agency
Guidelines and a submission form are available on the NACC web site.

American Bar Association National Conference on Children and the Law: February 4

The American Bar Association National Conference on Children and the Law deadline for workshop proposals is February 4, 2011. The 14th Bi-Annual ABA National Conference on Children and the Law will be held July 15-16 in the Washington, DC area. The ABA Center on Children and the Law is soliciting conference presentation proposals on child welfare topics including:
  • Legal representation for all parties
  • Addressing racial disparities in social service systems
  • Ethical issues in child law practice
  • The needs of LGBTQ youth
  • Educational needs of youth in foster care
  • Needs of specific groups in care such as older youth, youth aging out, infants and toddlers
  • Implementing the Fostering Connections Act into policy, law, and practice
  • Immigration issues and child welfare
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Systemic reform strategies and initiatives
Workshop proposals should be emailed to Howard Davidson at davidsonha@staff.abanet.org.
 


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