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Fundamentals of Child Welfare

  • 05/10/2021
  • 10:00 AM
  • 05/11/2021
  • 1:30 PM
  • 21


  • This is for Louisiana DCFS workers only.

Registration is closed

10 am to 1:30 pm

May 10 - 11, 2021

You do need a computer (with a microphone and sound/speakers) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. You need an internet connection. It is not required that you have a camera set up. This session is not designed for audio-only participation.

This workshop is being offered at a reduced rate of $10 for all three sessions. All child welfare practitioners are invited to participate: attorneys, social workers, foster parents, CASA staff and volunteers, teachers, law enforcement, medical staff, etc.

APPROVED: 6.5 hours of general Social Work CEUs Approved by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW.

APPROVED: 6.5 hours CLE, including 1 hour each of Legal Ethics and Legal Professionalism

This is an interactive workshop, so we recommend that you login into the zoom meeting using a laptop, desktop, or device that has a camera, mic, and speakers which will allow you to share your video and be visible and interact with the other attendees.

This two-day, interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the Child in Need of Care (CINC) practice. Designed for a multi-disciplinary audience, this workshop will incorporate adult learning theory, lecture, small group activities and interactive practice using real case scenarios. Topics will explore constitutional, federal and state law, ethics in practice, child development and trauma in child welfare cases.  The ethics portion of this workshop will focus on practice as guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have gained a greater understanding of constitutional, federal and state laws that govern CINC practice, the purpose of each of hearing; concepts of timely permanency for families; reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to achieve the permanency goal; ethical rules and regulations; roles and responsibilities of involved parties and the impact of child development and trauma on children and parents.  

Fundamentals of Child Welfare is an asset for improving the knowledge base of Attorneys, CASA, Child Welfare Staff, Social Workers and others who provide professional service, representation, advocacy and/or care for children in need of care and/or their parents. Those new to the Child Welfare profession, as well as those wanting a refresher, will especially appreciate this workshop.

Registration is $10 


  • Franchesca Hamilton-Acker, JD, Acadiana Legal Services Corporation
  • D’Juannia Judge, LCSW, CSM with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS)
  • Rodney Hastings, JD, with LA Dept. of Children and Families (DCFS-BGC)
  • Thailund Porter-Green, JD , Pelican Center for Children and Families
  • Sharon B. Worthy, LMSW, Retired DCFS and SW Consultant

There are no cancellations accepted for this training. If you know someone that can take your place we can swap your registration.


Who do I call with any questions? Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds, but you can transfer your registration to another person. Contact Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

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