NACC Trainings & Events

The NACC Event Calendar provides up-to-date information on upcoming events from the NACC, including training sessions, webinars, and conferences in your local area and around the country.

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Online Red Book Training Course – Fall 2023

Virtual

Tuesdays, September 5 - October 24 3:00 - 4:30pm MDT The Red Book Training Course is an exciting opportunity for practitioners to brush up on their knowledge of federal child welfare law and learn tips to enhance their representation of children, parents, or the agency. The course covers major dependency practice competency areas and includes...

$300.00

NACC’s 46th National Child Welfare Law Conference: Virtual/Online

Virtual Event Virtual Event

From Learning to Action: Shared Accountability for Disrupting Harm and Promoting Healing Virtual/Online This year’s conference theme recognizes that all system actors have a shared responsibility to promote family integrity, center the voices and experiences of individuals with lived expertise, engage in authentic partnerships, and actively work towards equity and justice. These continue to be...

$600.00

Protecting Financial Futures: Prevent, Identify & Resolve Identity Theft in Foster Care

Virtual

Identity theft in foster care is a growing concern that affects some of the most vulnerable members of society. In many cases, children in foster care may not even be aware that their identities have been compromised until they are preparing to age out of the system or after they have left care. This issue...

$45.00

Counsel for Kids: Communications on a Budget

Virtual

Children in court need lawyers of their own. We’re working to make sure they have them. Advocating for counsel for kids legislation includes spreading the word to policymakers, journalists, and the public. But creating digital communications content and materials requires time and money–two resources that may be in short supply for advocates. In this free...

Free

Defining “Services” Within Reasonable Efforts through a Safety Lens

Virtual
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NACC Member Webinar Federal program requirements do not provide clarification regarding what constitutes reasonable efforts. State interpretation and definitions of reasonable efforts vary across all fifty states and the territories. A large majority of states have defined reasonable efforts with the primarily focus on treatment services provided to the family as the means to prevent...

$45.00

A Dynamic Duo: Leveraging the Power of Children’s Attorneys and CASA/GAL Volunteers to Advance Children’s Legal Rights and Interests

Virtual
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Judge Maurice Portley (Ret.) (top left) joined Casey Family Programs in January 2017, after serving for 25 years as a trial and appellate judge in Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ.  Judge Portley is the Senior Director of the Judicial & National Engagement team of Casey Family Programs and works with the Casey Strategic Consultants and other...

Free

NACC Virtual Training Series: High-Quality Legal Representation for Infants and Toddlers

Virtual

November 2, 9, & 16, 2023 12-2pm MT/2-4pm ET NACC invites all practitioners to join us for our inaugural virtual training series: High-Quality Legal Representation for Infants and Toddlers. Presented by NACC staff, and created in partnership with the ABA Center on Children and the Law, the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, Zero to Three,...

$150.00

Your Feelings Make Sense: Using Validation to Build Client Rapport and Improve Interview Outcomes

From the initial contact with child welfare personnel/law enforcement to the closure of the case, participants’ voices, feelings, and perspective are often ignored at the expense of expediency and efficiency. Validation techniques allow system partners to honor the experience of those they serve and stay in the moment with them. It is a way of...

$45.00

Concession-Based Cross Examination and Expert Witnesses

Virtual

The effectiveness of cross examination is often marred by the failure to understand its function and then by employing a faulty technique. This webinar will improve this skill by both identifying the function and teaching the technique of concession-based cross examination. Attendees will learn how to prepare for cross examination, how to identify concessions, and...

$45.00

NACC’s Child Welfare Law Year in Review: 2023

Virtual

2023 was a busy and important year for child welfare law & practice. Join us for NACC’s 5th Annual Child Welfare Year in Review webinar, where Legal Director Allison Green will recap need-to-know updates. We’ll review key Supreme Court decisions, important regulatory changes, developments in state case law, and more. Tune in to get the...

Free

NACC Student Chapter Town Hall

Virtual

We invite you to join us for a student town hall! Meet our student chapters, learn more about NACC programming, and network with students across the country. We will have representation from the Duke, Mercer, and University of South Carolina student chapters. Free, Register via Zoom.

Advancing Equity in Legal Representation: Culturally Humble Representation & Actively Challenging Inequitable Treatment

Virtual

Attorneys for children and youth should engage in culturally humble representation and actively challenge inequitable treatment. The child protection system is rife with bias and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, socioeconomic status, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, worldview, and values. This training aims to inform attorneys around strategies and practices for...

$45.00