CHIPS Parent Attorney Core Skills Training - September 2019

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Objective: This comprehensive 18-hour core skills course was designed to equip attorneys who represent parents in Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) proceedings with the substantive law and practice skills necessary to be persuasive and effective advocates for their clients.

Currently there is high-quality, relevant, and accessible online core skills training available to attorneys in each district to prepare them to handle child protection cases as well as a series of ongoing training opportunities and a robust list serve to support them in their efforts.  
Currently, there is high-quality, relevant, and accessible online core skills training available to attorneys in each district to prepare them to handle child protection cases as well as a series of ongoing training opportunities and a robust list serve to support them in their efforts.  
No in-person program is currently scheduled.

Day 1

Materials are for the last program offered in September 2019. 

Day 1: Social Sciences
Wednesday, September 25, 2019


My Child Has Been Taken Away: Understanding Your Client's Needs
 
  • Panel discussion - no materials will be posted
Trauma: Impact on Child Development
 
  • No materials will be posted
Best Practices for Attorneys Who Represent Parents
  Minnesota's Permanency Laws and Timline: Tools for Parents
  Challenges to Parents Involved in CHIPS Cases: Mental Health Disorders
  Challenges to Parents Involved in CHIPS Cases: Substance Abuse
  Challenges to Families Involved in CHIPS Cases: Domestic Violence
  Challenges to Families Involved in CHIPS Cases: Public Benefits Available to Assist Families
 

Day 2

Materials are for the last program offered in September 2019. 

Day 2: Attorney Roles and Responsibilities
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Foundations of Strong Parent Advocacy

  Professional Responsibility Issues for Parent Attorneys
  The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Purpose and Key Components
  Engaging Your Client
  Breakout Session: Client Advocacy from the Emergency Protective Care (EPC) Hearing Through Adjudication
  Breakout Session: Client Advocacy from Disposition Through Permanency
  Breakout Session: Juvenile Court Practice
 

Day 3

Materials are for the last program offered in September 2019. 

Day 3: Collaboration and Special Representation Issues
Friday, September 27, 2019

Stakeholder Panel: Ethical Collaboration Amidst Zealous Client Advocacy

 
  • No materials will be posted
Case Plan Development: What the Law Requires and Ensuring Your Client's Involvement
  Appellate Practice to Strengthen Your Parent Advocacy
  Representing Undocumented Parents
  Representing Incarcerated Parents
  Litigating Maltreatment Findings
  Pulling It All Together and Applying to be Listed on the Roster of Qualified Parent Attorneys
 
The September 2019 program has been approved for 18 CLE credits (17 standard and 1 ethics). The event code is 278840.