2020 Juvenile Law Training Academy CLE Archive
Product description:16th Annual Juvenile Law Training Academy
“Is everyone here? Let’s get started”:
Strategies to Support & Strengthen Families
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Monday, October 5
Moderated by Keren Farkas, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
12:00 | “Hi, who just joined?”: Understanding and Advocating for Quality Visitation Plans
Gregory Thomas, Department of Human Services, Permanency Consultant for Alberta and Midtown, Portland
John Hamilton, Attorney, Medford
An understanding of the applicable Oregon Laws/DHS policies; the elements and development of a quality and individualized visitation plan; visitation options (e.g., supervision level, location, etc.) and assessments involved to identify the appropriate level; how quality visitation interacts with other pieces of the process (e.g., permanency, mental health, cultural competency, engagement); how out-of-court and in-court advocacy can be used to develop effective and individualized visitation plans; and the pandemic-related visitation protocols – both with regard to in-person and virtual visitation.
1:00 | Break
1:10 | “It's still loading”: Education Law and Juvenile Law
Chris Shank, Youth, Rights & Justice, Portland
Catherine Stelzer, Department of Human Services
This session will cover the basics of education law in Oregon with overviews of laws pertaining to special education, discipline, and education stability for foster youth. We’ll discuss how to include education advocacy in your practice and why it’s an important tool in achieving better outcomes for your clients. We will look at the effect the pandemic has had on education and discuss strategies for advocating during remote learning. Finally, we will consider ethical issues that may arise in education cases.
2:10 | Break
2:15 | “Can everyone see my screen?” Part 1: A Legal and Social Science Framework for the Harm of Removal
Shanta Trivedi, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Domestic Violence Clinic, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC • Read more.
Separating a child from their parent has long-term and irreversible consequences that may often be worse than leaving the child at home. This is due to the trauma of removal itself as well as the unstable nature of, and the high rates of abuse and neglect in, foster care. Consideration of these harms should be a mandatory consideration in all child welfare proceedings where removal is contemplated. Additionally, a child has a constitutional right to family integrity which could be asserted, particularly at the TPR stage, to prevent family separation.
This presentation seeks to guide system actors as to how information regarding the harm of removal should be integrated into existing legal frameworks including reasonable efforts and removal proceedings. It also explains how the child's constitutional right to family integrity should be analyzed and utilized in child welfare proceedings.
3:00 | Break
3:05 | “Loud typing sounds”: Appellate Update
Erin Galli, Department of Justice, Appellate Division
Shannon Flowers, Office of Public Defense Services, Parent Child Representation Program
4:05 | Adjourn
Tuesday, October 6
Moderated by Melissa Riddell, Albany
1:00 | “I didn't catch that, can you repeat?”: Rules of Evidence in Juvenile Dependency Proceedings
Kevin Ellis, Attorney, St. Helens
Lauren Kemp, AAG, Department of Justice
Rules are rules. Knowing which apply and when can help you make the case. Kevin Ellis’ presentation will highlight which rules apply at each critical stage of a juvenile dependency case. Beyond knowledge of the rules, understanding the practical application can help you guide the fact finder to a just and fair determination. Likewise, knowing when and how to keep certain things out should do the same.
Timing is everything. Evidence is no different. In this evidence presentation, Laura Kemp will discuss how the rules of evidence apply at different stages of a dependency case. How this can inform your decision-making regarding what evidence to introduce and where to focus your efforts. She will also discuss how to time the introduction of exhibits in a hearing or trial and provide real world examples of how to enter commonly-used exhibits.
2:00 | Break
2:10 | “Can you hear me?”: Youth Mental Health: Understanding and Evaluating Treatment Options
Erin Sewell, Service Director, Child, Youth and Family Services, Lifeworks NW
Danielle Wilcox, Clinical Supervisor/Child and Family Therapist, Kinship House, Portland
This session will provide an overview of various types of therapy: parent-child interaction, solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused CBT, why a family therapy orientation is important and considerations of introducing biological parents into treatment. Likewise, child parent psychotherapy and attachment theory will be covered, as well as play therapy, sandtray/sandplay therapy, and art therapy as modalities used to achieve the goals for treatment at Kinship House to help children wait in foster care, return to biological parents, and make transitions to adoption.
OPDS juvenile credits approved. OSB MCLE credits approved for 5.75 general credits in Oregon, live.* Oregon is an approved jurisdiction in California For credits in Washington or other states contact the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.