Caregiver Engagement in Court: Listening, Sharing & Acting

The Honorable Kimberly Todd - Circuit Court Judge, Sixth Judicial Court | Matthew Wilson, ESQ - Senior Attorney, Children's Legal Services, Florida Department of Children and Families | Chris Johnson - Executive Vice President, FloridaFAPA

September 7, 2018

Training Description

Foster parents and caregivers serve an integral role in child welfare as they care for and nurture our children when they often are at the most vulnerable time in their young lives. And yet, too often foster parents and caregivers have shared that they often feel like they're on the outside looking in at the system which fails to listen to and appreciate the knowledge and insight they have gained in caring for our children. As such, this workshop will offer tips and best practices, grounded in the law, policy, and common sense, for stakeholders, especially attorneys, case management, and judges, to build and improve our relationships with those who we trust to keep our children safe. This workshop was coordinated and approved by the statewide multidisciplinary Dependency Court Improvement Panel.