Concurrent Case Planning Workshop

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8 AM to 5 PM

The Second Judicial Circuit Model Court Team is hosting an upcoming training of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.

Join us on Thursday, February 14, 2013 for concurrent case planning training. The location of the training is still to be determined.

Kelly Lynn Beck, J.D. of the Seneca Center for Children and Families will lead the full day "Making and Maintaining Relative Connections to Improve Outcomes for Foster Youth" discussion and interactive training session.

The workshop incorporates family finding and engagement strategies to assist child welfare and dependency courts systems in meeting mandates and creating permanency options for youth.

It is designed to provide participants with a working approach to a family finding and engagement model, which can be utilized as a front-end intervention as well as throughout the entire child welfare process.

The event is geared toward case managers and supervisors, attorneys, guardians ad litem, judicial officers and other stakeholders. In completing the training, participants will further develop their understanding of seven key topics.

  • The urgency of family finding
  • Goals of preventing removal and supporting early reunification
  • True concurrent planning opportunities
  • Engaging fathers
  • Relative involvement
  • Collaboration among stakeholders
  • Reducing negative permanency outcomes for youth

Topics covered in the workshop will build upon those covered in previous training as well as the Florida Dependency Benchbook's Concurrent Case Planning Model (Section 4, Family-Centered Practice, Pages 27–31).

Attendees will be awarded eight (8) hours of continuing education credit. Remember, you can report your hours online quickly and easily.

You must register by Monday, February 11, 2013 to attend.

The training is free. You can download the official flyer and register with the event contact below.

We hope to see you there!

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First Published December 9, 2012