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Juvenile Law Training Academy 2022

October 17–18, 2022

Online via Zoom

Juvenile Law Training Academy 2022

October 17–18, 2022

Online via Zoom

18th Annual Juvenile Law Training Academy
October 17–18, 2022


To order the CLE Archive, click here


Who may attend?
Lawyers, Case Managers, CASAs, CRBs and others working in the juvenile court community.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission
• Complete course material in advance (via Dropbox link)
• CLE credit
• Access to the recordings for a limited time.

Seminar cancellations made before October 13  will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Seminar cancellations made on or after October 13 (date material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation /written material fee.

No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. A link to view the video recording will be provided separately, available for a limited time. 

CLE Credit
Credits will be applied for when the program has been finalized, please check back. For credits in California, Washington or other states, contact Jennifer Root at OCDLA, 541/686-8716.



18th Annual Juvenile Law Training Academy

MONDAY, Oct. 17
Moderator: Ginger Fitch, Youth, Rights & Justice, Portland

8:30 am     Family Treatment Court

Latonya Adjei-Tabi, Center for Children and Family Futures, Chicago
Mark Lang, Attorney, Columbia County
Mia Ruston, Analyst, Juvenile and Family Court Programs, Oregon Judicial Dept.

9:30      Family Preservation: A Community Effort
Chris Chabre, Program Manager, Self Sufficiency Program, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Jason Fields, Permanency/Family Preservation Supervisor, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Jennifer Holman, Family Preservation Manager, Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency Programs, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Chelsea May, Family Engagement Facilitator, Child Welfare Program, Oregon Dept. of Human Services

Family Preservation is an approach, through collaborative efforts between community agencies, families, Tribal Nations, Child Welfare and Self Sufficiency Programs, that intentionally refocuses on and prioritizes equitably serving families and children in their homes and communities instead of foster care. Please join this presentation to hear about the work in the demonstration sites: who we are serving, what we are learning, and how this transformational effort will take all of us working together

10:00    Representing Kids in Oregon: Specific Standards for Attorneys | ETHICS
Kevin Hupy, Office of Public Defense Services
Doug Killian, Metropolitan Public Defenders–Wash. Co.

Representing children in the Child Welfare system has the benefit of frequently getting to see squishies and sometimes even hold them! But it also carries a significant burden of representing a client who may not be able to give you direction in the conventional way. In this presentation we go over many of the Oregon State Bar Practice Standards for representing Children and the complexity those standards entail.

10:45     Break

11:00 am  Self-Selected Environments: Tracking and Engaging Missing and Runaway Children and Young Adults
Nicole Cory, Permanency Consultant, Child Welfare Program, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Ashley Oakley, CQI Consultant, Child Welfare Program, Oregon Dept. of Human Services
Kristin Ward, AAIC, Child Advocacy Section Oregon Dept. of Justice

This presentation will share the guidance available to caseworkers to engage and support children and young adults who become missing or run away from a placement.  The panelists will further discuss the history and purpose of Self-Selected Environments, a living arrangement selected by a child or young adult that is not approved by ODHS, as well as its function and implications for case planning.

11:30   Advocating for and Collaborating to Support Children and Parents with Disabilities
Chelsea Cappadona, Developmental Disabilities Service Array Specialist, Child Welfare, Dept. Human Services
Heather Collee, ADA Coordinator, Child Welfare, Dept. Human Services
Sue Hartinger, Cross Systems Coordinator, I/DD CW

Part 1: The first half of the presentation provides a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and focuses on advocating for reasonable accommodations or modifications for a parent/caregiver with a disability.

Part 2: The second half of the presentation goes over the respective roles, service array and supports of Child Welfare and the Office of Developmental Disability Services, focusing on cross system navigation and advocacy for children in care who have an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

12:30pm    Adjourn for the day.

TUESDAY, Oct. 18
Moderator: Jennifer Meisberger, Assistant Attorney in Charge, Oregon Dept. of Justice, Child Advocacy Section

8:30 am     Communicating and Relating More Effectively Across Poverty Barriers
                        Dr. Donna Beegle, Communication Across Barriers  
                        (Note: This presentation will not be available for purchase following the training. Sign up now to gain access as a registered participant.)

In Dr. Donna Beegle’s research, 92% of parents living in poverty reported “not knowing what to do next” when they leave helping professionals. In this engaging session, juvenile dependency attorneys and system partners will gain poverty-informed knowledge and skills for relating and communicating more effectively with parents, children, and other individuals who come from varying backgrounds and experiences. This engaging session will provide participants with a deeper understanding the many different ways poverty impacts communication and success in our systems along with tools we can use right away to make a difference.

Participants will:
  • Gain insights into the many different types of poverty
  • Discover facts that shatter myths and stereotypes
  • Learn about differences in vocabulary and how to explain information in ways that increase follow through and successful outcomes.

9:30      Redesigning Child Welfare around Prevention, Equity and Well-being 
Yasmin Grewal-Kök, Senior Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago  

A growing body of evidence supports a rethinking of prevention services to include the use of economic and concrete supports with families. An overview of the science of economic and concrete supports and the associations with reductions in child welfare system involvement will be provided. Redesigning child welfare, and the long-held separation of economic and concrete supports from services in child protective services and foster care, requires new mindsets, partnerships and policies. This is also a consideration as it relates to race equity as families of color experience disproportionate economic hardship and disproportionate involvement with CPS. Federal and state policy considerations and examples will be presented for exploration.   

10:30    Break

10:45   OSB Juvenile Law Section Awards
A special presentation by Judge Colleen Gilmartin recognizing the work of Victoria Detholff with the Professional Advocate Award, and Anjana Kumar with the New Practitioner Award.

11:00    Appellate Update  
Tiffany Keast, Senior Deputy Public Defender, Juvenile Appellate Section, Office of Public Defense Services
Emily Snook, Dept of Justice
12:00 pm   Permanency Hearings: Standards and Practice Tips
Tiffany Keast, OPDS
Inge Wells, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, Dept. of Justice
The presenters will outline the basics of permanency hearings, new issues with respect to permanency hearings, and tips for practitioners.

12:30pm Adjourn

Programming planned and coordinated by the 2022 Juvenile Law Training Academy Workgroup:
Jayne Cooper, Senior ICWA & Juvenile Law Analyst, Juvenile and Family Court Programs Division, Oregon Judicial Department
Shannon Flowers, Chief Juvenile Trial Counsel, Parent Child Representation Program, Office of Public Defense Services
Jennifer Holman, MSW, Family Preservation Manager, Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare
Kevin Hupy, Office of Public Defense Services, Juvenile Appellate Section
Kristen Lewis, CASA For Children, Multnomah County
Shaun McCrea, Executive Director, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Heidi Moon, Juvenile Dependency Analyst, Oregon Judicial Department
Jennifer Root, CLE Coordinator, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Joanne Southey, Department of Justice Child Advocacy Section
Alex Trotter, Department of Human Services Child Welfare



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