In March 2017, the Administrative Office of the Courts and CITA partnered with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) to deliver Washington State’s first Child Abuse and Neglect Institute.
Federal Region 10 PRP Leadership Forum Federal Region 10 Parent Representation Leadership Forum November 3-4, 2016 – Vancouver, WA Agenda Innovation A La Carte Family Time/Visitation: The Road to Safe Reunification Washington State’s Parents for Parents Program
Agenda November 2 2016
An event with Dr. Kristen Allot on brain optimization
FJCIP training event on Medically-Assisted Treatment.
We enjoyed the opportunity to reprise our presentation from the Children’s Justice Conference at the Washington State CASA Conference October 22nd, at the Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights Washington. This presentation is designed to tell a story about being an incarcerated parent, bust some myths about incarcerated parents and visitation, educate about CA and DOC policy and then discuss implementation, and then explore small practice changes.
“All My Relations United to Protect My Interests” was the title of the conference this year, and our session, “Principles and Practice of Peacemaking in Child Welfare” fit right in. As you know, CITA has a vision of Building Resiliency-Based Dependency Courts, and in that vision there is a strong place for Peacemaking.
In early June 2016, CITA presented a dynamic two-day training program focused on providing information and tools to support what courts do – making informed and fair decisions – and how they do it – with trauma-responsive and compassionate leadership.
The Washington State Bar Juvenile Law Section Child Welfare Subcommittee, in partnership with the Court Improvement Training Academy (CITA) at the University Of Washington School Of Law, will host a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) training on May 20, 2016, from 12:30 – 3pm at the University of Washington School of Law, Rm. 217. This 2.5 hour CLE will provide an overview of what mental health services Medicaid-eligible Youth are entitled to receive in Washington State. The format will be three presentations and one moderated panel discussion.
CITA created and supported several sessions at the 2016 Children’s Justice Conference in Spokane, WA., including:
Ethical Legal Representation of Youth at Shelter Care Hearings;
Optimizing Brain Function at Court and Other High Stakes Settings;
Fostering Connections Beyond Bars – Supporting Children From Behind Bars;
Live From Washington – Review of Recent Case Law and Statutory Changes;
What Does Good Legal Representation in Foster Care Look Like, and How Do We Measure it? Learning from the QIC study and putting it into practice;
Getting Through to Girls – Engaging and Supporting Girls in the Dependency System.