Getting a juvenile out of the system and finding a resolution that is in the best interest of the child is the goal of permanency. This information-rich seminar will guide you through the various aspects of permanency hearings. Explore permanency options in addition to a return to parent and how to navigate the Juvenile Court Improvement Project permanency judgment form. Learn about evidence in permanency hearings and which areas are less than clear. Discover how communicating with children is a key component in dependency cases, and get advice on how to prepare for permanency hearings. Examine recent Court of Appeals decisions on permanency judgments, while special guest speaker Dr. Daniel Rybicki sheds some light on the use of psychological evaluations.
Cosponsored by the Juvenile Law Section.
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Permanency Practice and DHS
The ultimate permanency plan: return to parent
Other permanency options: adoption, guardianship, APPLA
Relatives, siblings, and others who influence permanency planning and selection
Lois Ann Day, Office of Safety and Permanency for Children, Oregon Department of Human Services, Salem
Permanency Hearing Judgments
Required findings in permanency hearing judgments under ORS 419B.476
Navigating the “new” JCIP permanency judgment form
A best practices approach to permanency hearings
Michael C. Livingston, Juvenile Court Programs, Oregon Judicial Department, Salem
Evidence in Permanency Hearings—Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Confusion
Which rules of evidence apply—is it clear?
Your proof—received in evidence or “in the file/record?”
Getting in (or keeping out) particular evidence
What substantive proof do you need?
Honorable Maureen H. McKnight, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
Communicating with Children in Dependency Cases
Communicating to child clients and in front of children in dependency court
Obligation to communicate with children of all ages in a child-friendly way
Relaxing about what is said in court when children are present
Moderator: Mary Bruington, Metropolitan Public Defender, Inc., Hillsboro Miya Abbott, Family Therapist, Morrison Child & Family Services, Portland Catherine Archibald, Clinical Director, Youth Contact, Hillsboro James Delaney, Therapist, Youth Contact, Hillsboro
Preparing for Permanency Hearings
To contest or not to contest
Advice for attorneys representing parents
What attorneys representing children need to know
Tips for agency attorneys
Mary Kane, Juvenile Rights Project, Portland Rahela Khanum Rehman, Child Advocacy Section, Civil Enforcement Division, Portland Judith N. Rosenberg, Troy & Rosenberg PC, Portland
Psychological Evaluations: Essential Components and Avenues of Critical Challenge
Key psychometric principles (reliability, validity, sensitivity) and relevance to proper assessment
Outlines of key testing domains and reference materials for test critiques
Research tools and methods of challenging depositions or cross-examination
When and how to utilize a rebuttal expert
Common errors and omissions
Dr. Daniel J. Rybicki, ForenPsych Services, Gig Harbor, WA
The Appeal from the Permanency Judgment
Recent Court of Appeals decisions
Preserving your arguments for appellate review
Litigating the case after a successful appeal
Shannon Storey, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
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6.5 Total CLE Units (No Ethics)
Miya Abbott, Family Therapist, Morrison Child & Family Services, Portland