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Conference Program

The 2017 Child Welfare Judges Conference is a continuing judicial education program funded by a grant from the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families and is dedicated to providing specialized training to Texas judges who hear child protection cases. This conference will present up-to-date research and information on current issues in child welfare, provide tools and resources to be used in the courtroom, and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.

For their attendance, participants will earn 12 hours of continuing judicial education credits, including 7 hours of Family Violence


Monday, November 13, 2017

AM - CPC Judges Meeting

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lunch and Registration

1 - 2 p.m. - Session 1 - Opening Speaker
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Session 2 - Intervention / Pro Se Litigants
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Session 3 - ESSA / Education / Child Welfare Agency Outcome Data
5 - 6 p.m. - CASA Reception - All attend


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Session 4 - Legislative Update
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Session 5 - Community Based Care / Foster Care Redesign
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Session 6 - Case Law Update

12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch

1 - 2 p.m. - Session 7 - DFPS Plenary: Date, Statewide Presentation, then Regional Presentation
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Session 8 - DFPS Breakout: Action Planning
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Session 9 - Shift and Share Topics with DFPS and Family Helpline


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Session 10 - Foster Parent Panel
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Session 11 - Attorney Accountability
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Session 12 - Moderated Panel: Urban / Suburban / Rural

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