GATHER. LEARN. COLLABORATE.
____ Hosted by the Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court ____
FAMILY TIME (VISITATION)
IN CHILD IN NEED
OF CARE CASES
Thursday, July 20th | 12:00pm-1:00pm
Approved 1 HOUR CEU - Presumptive Approval CLE 1 HOUR
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When appropriate for children, frequent family time can help maintain healthy connections and lessen the negative impact of separation for both the child and the family. The phrase “family time” is utilized based on the premise that the term “visitation” does not adequately communicate the intimacy and importance of the parent/child relationship. Instead of a one-size-fits-all family time plan, contact should be specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and family involved in the CINC case. Dr. Amy Dickson of the LSU Health Sciences Center will offer insight into family time from a trauma-informed lens and attachment framework. She will inform us about options for maximizing the quality of family time and factors for consideration.
Dr. Amy B. Dickson, Psy.D., LSU Health Sciences Center
Mark Harris, J.D., Pelican Center for Children and Families
12-12:10pm The court’s role in the family time plan
12:10-12:30pm The impact of trauma and attachment as they relate to family time
12:30-12:50pm Family time considerations and options
12:50-1:00pm Questions & Discussion
• Understand the court’s role in family time planning
• Learn about the intersection of trauma and attachment with family time
• Be able to identify ways to hold family time that will benefit the child and family
This training is free and is designed for all judges, private adoption attorneys, adoption agencies, clerks of court, foster parents, social workers, educators, faith-based leaders and child welfare stakeholders.