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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Engaging, Supporting, and Advocating for Incarcerated Parents & Their Children

SEPTEMBER 2022 NACC MEMBER WEBINAR Incarcerated parents and their children are at greater risk than parents who are not incarcerated of losing their relationship forever after the state initiates court proceedings. Incarcerated parents do matter and their ability to create, maintain, strengthen, and/or repair their relationship with their children during incarceration reduces harm to their children,...

The Importance of Family Preservation for Black Children in the Foster Care System

OCTOBER 2022 NACC MEMBER WEBINAR During this webinar, presenters from the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW)  discussed: Presenters: April DinwoodieVivian M. DraytonDr. James T. Freeman Leora Neal, LCSWClarence G. Nelson, MSWJ. Toni OliverAmina Mayazi Saunders Accredited for 2 hours of CLE in Colorado (50-minute hour). CLE approval in at least one state can streamline an attorney’s CLE application...

Authentic Family Engagement to Achieve Optimum Outcomes Using a Family-Centered Approach

NOVEMBER 2022 NACC MEMBER WEBINAR A family-centered approach is key to authentic family engagement, effective treatment, sustained recovery, and family wellbeing. There is not a universally accepted definition of a family-centered approach. Despite differences in definitions, there are a set of common essential ingredients that are used across the continuum of providers and systems that includes...

Integrating Evaluations in Practice: Lessons Learned from Representing Survivors of CSEC within a Treatment Court Model

DECEMBER 2022 NACC MEMBER WEBINAR Juvenile treatment courts are not new, but emerging specialized legal practices to address therapeutic needs of child-participants is a more recent trend. The CEASE Clinic, an in-house legal clinic specializing in representing survivors of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in dependency proceedings, partnered with UGA's School of Social Work...

NACC’s Child Welfare Law Year in Review: 2022

JANUARY NACC MEMBER WEBINAR NACC’s Fourth Annual Child Welfare Year in Review recaps need-to-know updates from 2022, including key Supreme Court decisions and pending cases, selected state case law, federal data and guidance, ABA Resolutions, and more. Join NACC as we reflect on child welfare victories, updates, and lessons from 2022 and look ahead to what 2023 may bring. Presenters: Christina Lewis, JD, CWLSNACC Staff Attorney Kristen...

Algorithms in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Algorithms and predictive models are increasingly used in the child welfare and juvenile systems, yet most of them are not seen by courts, and attorneys and court personnel may struggle to understand how they work. This webinar will demystify the use of algorithms and help practitioners understand the ways the algorithms themselves can be biased based on race and income and can be...

Online Red Book Training – Spring 2023

Virtual Event Virtual Event

This online Red Book Training Course is designed to assist you in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) examination. It can also serve as an overall review of dependency competency areas. The course will consist of seven weekly webinars. The material covered in the course is drawn from Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing...


Dismantling the Master’s House: Committing to a Culture of Antiracism in the Workplace

Virtual Event Virtual Event

NACC Member Webinar Practitioners working closely with the young people and families that are trapped in the delinquency and family regulation systems work within systems that were created to oppress communities of color. In order to achieve true client-centered advocacy and client empowerment, we must better understand the history of these racist systems, how we...


Racial Justice in Education: Intersection of Systems Involvement and Children with Disabilities Part 1: Privilege, Education Discrimination, Implicit Bias, and Trauma in Education

Virtual Event Virtual Event

NACC Member Webinar April 18, 11:00am - 1:30pm MT / 1:00pm - 3:30pm ET In the first installment of this two-part series, attendees will learn and explore how privilege impacts education representation of children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. They will also learn how Critical Race Theory concepts of whiteness as property...


Racial Justice in Education: Intersection of Systems Involvement and Children with Disabilities Part 2: Over and Underrepresentation of Children of Color in Child Welfare, Special Education, School Discipline, and Adultification of Black Girls

Virtual Event Virtual Event

NACC Member Webinar May 2, 11:00am - 1:30pm MT / 1:00pm - 3:30pm ET In the second installment of this two-part series, attendees will explore the: (1) over-representation of children of color and children with disabilities in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems; (2) the over- and under-representation of children of color and children...