FAMILY COURT 101: Knowledge is Power

Family Court 101: Knowledge is Power

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A best practice training for foster and kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals.

Family Court plays a huge role in the lives of children, parents, foster parents and relatives.  And yet, there is little training offered to parents or child welfare professionals about how Family Court works. 

This training is for those seeking to understand the legal process related to the children in care. Participants will walk through the “Child’s Journey” in the court system.  We will discuss how children’s cases come to Family Court, outline the steps in the proceedings that impact children and families, articulate and explain relevant court proceedings and walk through the roles and rights of all those involved in a child’s case, including foster parents and kinship caregivers.  Terminology and access to court proceedings are also incorporated into this training.  Questions are encouraged throughout the training.  Believing that being informed leads to being empowered, our goal is that all participants leave with the tools and knowledge to better navigate Family Court.

  • Length: 90 to 120 minutes
  • Subject Areas: Foster Care and Adoption, Law and Regulations
  • Facilitate by: Amy Drayer and Coalition Staff

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