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Recommended Reading

Aging Out - Checklist for Young Adults (Video Link) 
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
A very helpful checklist designed to assist youth transitioning to adulthood.

Brothers and Sisters: Keeping Siblings in Foster Care Connected (video link) 

Child and Family Law Meets Brain Science (video link)
NCJFCJ, July 21, 2014
In response to an increasing awareness of brain science, judges and the legal community should strive to focus law and policy to build the capacity of caregivers and the communities in which children grow and learn.

Interviewing the Child Client 
American Bar Association Production posted to YouTube
This video, produced by the American Bar Association, discusses approaches and successful techniques to use when interviewing a child client. 

New Tools for Judges on Engaging Fathers in Child Welfare Cases
Used with Permission from Judge Len Edwards (ret.)
Judge Len Edwards (ret.) produced four videos that provide practical guidance to judges on locating and involving fathers in child welfare cases.  For more information on this project, please visit: 

Video 1: Identifying/Locating the Father

      Video 2: Establishing Paternity

      Video 3: Explaining Father's Rights & Responsibilities

      Video 4: Engaging Fathers

One Family, Five Courts, One Judge: Consolidating Cases in Non-Unified Family Courts 
Juvenile and Family Justice Today, Fall 2010
According to my calendar, Jack Jones v. Diane Jones was a routine divorce case with children.  One of twenty cases on my calendar that day, it was set for 15 minutes.  Because neither party was represented by counsel, I started the hearing by setting the stage and framing the issues.  I explained that in order to get to the information I needed to complete the dissolution of their marriage, I would ask questions of each of them, and presumably, when the hearing was over, they would be divorced.

Epic Ohana, Inc., February 2013

Preparing and Supporting Foster Parents Who Adopt 
Child Welfare Information Gateway, January 2013

Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation: A Training Tool For EMS Providers 
Arizona State University School of Social Work, April 2015

Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities  Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities – Final Report, 2016