What GALs Should Know: Effective Interventions and Data-Driven Change
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7/29/2020
When: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
9:15 am - 12:30 pm CT

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #196924.  3.0 CLE Hours (Distance Learning)
**Qualifies for 3 hours Juvenile GAL credit

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Registration Fees
$195.00 – Regular Registration
$150.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
$75.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member Junior Actives
Free – Law students

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This seminar provides attorneys who serve as Guardian ad Litem a better understanding of what children in the juvenile system have experienced or will likely experience, as well as the trauma many children in the juvenile system are likely to have experienced. GALs will receive information about the impacts of trauma on children/adolescents’ brain development, emotional and social development, sensory system, and attachment relationships (including attachment theory).

This seminar will also discuss the foster care system in Nebraska, including background on the Foster Care Review Office (FCRO), the statutory requirements  and authority of the FCRO, varying levels of oversight involved in the foster care system, and the racial and ethnic disproportionality in out-of-home placements and the juvenile justice system.

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.   The Impacts of Trauma on Children and Adolescents and Effective Interventions to Heal
Jordan McCoy, MS.Ed., LMHP, Midwest Encouragement and Counseling Center

This presentation will cover the impacts of trauma on children/adolescents’ brain development, emotional and social development, sensory system, and attachment relationships. Trauma and stress symptoms will be explored. We will especially focus on the early years of a child's life and how crucial early intervention is for these children and families. With this in mind, we will explore attachment theory and what children need to buffer early trauma they have experienced.

 11:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m.   Break
 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Using Data to Drive System Change
Monika E. Gross, JD, Executive Director, Nebraska Foster Care Review Office (FCRO); Katherine Bass, Research Director, Nebraska Foster Care Review Office (FCRO)

This seminar will provide attorneys with a better understanding of the foster care system in Nebraska, including background on the Foster Care Review Office (FCRO), the statutory requirements and authority of the FCRO, varying levels of oversight involved in the foster care system, and the racial and ethnic disproportionality in out-of-home placements and the juvenile justice system.