The 16th National Conference on Children and the Law will address a range of child welfare issues that emphasize family well-being and improving the skills of attorneys, judges and other advocates. It will also feature emerging child welfare policy and systemic reform issues and their effects on practice, children and families. The conference will be preceeded by a full-day pre-conference on Kinship Care.
Moving the Work Forward: Best Practices to Support Kinship Families
July 23, 2015
In the US, more than 2.7 million children live with relatives with no parent present in the home. A majority of these children are outside the foster care system. Despite the federal preference for relative placement and the research that shows children fare better when living with relatives, only 25% of all children in the foster care system are placed with relatives.
This preconference will explore a variety of kinship issues aimed at increasing the use of kinship ...