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Advocating for Older Youth in Foster Care (Hastings)

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Monday, April 29, 2013

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WHO:

Judge Michael Offner and Judge Michael Burns, County Court – Host Judges
Margaret Burt, private practice attorney and lecturer, Rochester, New York; Kelli Hauptman, Nebraska Center for Children, Families and the Law;Amy Peters (originally from western Nebraska area), former foster youth and Statewide Training Advisor for Project Everlast -- http://projecteverlastomaha.org/

WHAT:

Lecture Series education program on ways to improve outcomes for older youth in foster care. Highlights will include good practices in transition planning and ensuring youth voice in the process.

(Reporters, this is an opportunity to learn more about older children in foster care in your community. Talk with local professionals about what is being done for foster youth nearing the age of majority. Melissa Townsend, staff member of the Center for Children Families and the Law, will attend the seminar and assist reporters in coordinating interviews with speakers and attendees)

WHEN:

May 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

WHERE:Hastings, Holiday Inn Express, 3605 Cimmaron Plz

Trainer:

Margaret Burt is an attorney in private practice in Rochester, New York. For 33 years she has specialized in the representation of children, adults and child welfare agencies in trial court and appellate practice. A substantial amount of her practice involves consulting and training for lawyers, judges, caseworkers and service providers all around the country in the areas of child abuse and neglect, permanency for foster children, the termination of parental rights, adoptions and trial techniques.

Background:

During the 2012 Nebraska Supreme Court Children’s Summit, participants chose care for older youth as one of the three new priority areas for the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative. Teams of judges, lawyers, child welfare advocates and social workers meet throughout the state to improve the lives of children who have entered the court system.

SPONSORSHIP:

This Lecture Series is sponsored by the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative - a project of the Nebraska Supreme Court. The Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative offers a broad array of trainings across Nebraska. Audience members generally include juvenile jurisdiction judges, attorneys, caseworkers, and service providers.

 

Through the Eyes of the Child: http://supremecourt.ne.gov/4929/through-eyes-child-initiative

 

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