NACC seeks presenters for its monthly webinar series.
NACC values diverse presenters and presentation topics—particularly individuals the child welfare and delinquency systems impact most, including children, parents, and kin with lived expertise. NACC also strives to elevate the perspectives of families of color, who the system impacts disproportionately.
Monthly webinars help NACC promote excellence in child welfare law by providing comprehensive trainings to attorneys, judges, and other stakeholders who work with children and families. Ongoing training for advocates helps children, parents, and families experiencing the child welfare system receive high-quality legal representation and equitable access to justice. If you have an idea for a webinar that will improve the quality of representation in the child welfare system, consider submitting a proposal.
Most webinar attendees are NACC members, who are largely attorneys (representing children, parents, and agencies) and judges who work in child welfare court systems. Many NACC members have a diverse practice which includes the juvenile and criminal legal systems. Attendees may also include individuals with lived expertise and professionals from related disciplines including medicine, policy and community advocacy, immigration, education, social services, and civil rights, as well as law students, Court-Appointed Special Advocates, and other stakeholders.
SCOPE OF PRESENTATIONS
Proposed webinar sessions should be for a national audience, expand attendees’ understanding of the law, provide practical tools to support legal advocacy, and/or provide information and strategies for systems improvement. Specific topics of interest include:
- Authentic child and parent engagement
- Racial and ethnic disparities, implicit bias, structural racism, and race equity
- Policy advocacy and systems reform
- Federal laws (ICWA, ICPC, Family First Prevention Services Act, etc.)
- Practical tips for out-of-court and in-court advocacy
- Trial skills
- Legal ethics
NACC strongly encourages, and will evaluate for, diversity in webinar submissions, which includes diversity in presenters, topic areas, and geographic representation. NACC also encourages multidisciplinary faculty panels, webinars that include children and parents formerly involved in the child welfare system, and submissions by Child Welfare Law Specialists. Each webinar submission must include:
- a description of how the webinar will address or impact racial equity, disparity, or underserved populations; and
- how the voices and recommendations of individuals with lived expertise will inform or be integrated into the webinar.
NACC reviews webinar submissions on a rolling basis. If NACC selects your proposal, staff will contact you to discuss your submission. Contact Kristen Pisani-Jacques, NACC’s Training Director, with questions.
NACC Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the National Association of Counsel for Children not to discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, culture, ethnicity, national origin, religion or religious beliefs, physical or mental disability or handicap, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or age. NACC embraces diversity among its Board, staff, members, and volunteers.