Treatment and Incarceration Issues for Parents of Young Children

Breakout Session

Treatment and Incarceration Issues for Parents of Young Children

Speaker(s): Tana Fye
Tue, Jun 25, 2024 | 3:50 - 5:00pm CDT
Wed, Jun 26, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:40am CDT

About this session

Track: Advocating for Young Children
Audience level: Advanced

When parents are incarcerated, facing potential incarceration, or have substance abuse issues requiring treatment, arranging services can be difficult. When young children are involved, the potential for problems becomes more complicated. In this session, we will look at the services available, identify how provision of services is more difficult when young children are involved, and attempt to identify solutions to the problems and complications.

Intended Audience: Attorneys, caseworkers, family support workers, foster care support workers.

Learning objectives

We will examine the following specific topics, as well as identifying issues, services available, and possible solutions:

  • Types of Treatment Programs
  • Nebraska Treatment Programs
  • Maintaining Contact
  • Visitation with Parent
  • Visitation/Placement with Extended Family
  • Presence/Participation at Hearings
  • Presence/Participation at Team Meetings
  • Relinquishment of Parental Rights
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Ethics