Ruby 7

How to Help Our Youngest Children and Their Parents in Court: It's Everyone's Responsibility

Speakers
Judge Douglas Johnson, J.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Ruby 7

Participants will learn the importance and value of a quality Protective Custody Hearing. We will discuss how to implement this hearing through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Enhance Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Abuse & Neglect Cases. Participants will understand why and how the law requires reasonable efforts services and mandatory findings which benefit both child and parent and hold all stakeholders accountable. The first hearing is the responsibility of all involved. It sets the direction and is predictive of the permanency outcome.

Help Me Grow in Nebraska

Speakers
Holly Dingman, M.S. Rick Helweg Lindsay Bartlett
Audience Level
Intermediary
Room
Ruby 7

An overview on Help Me Grow Nebraska, including a look at the Lincoln/Lancaster County pilot and the plans to bring Help Me Grow statewide.

Intended Audience

Childcare providers, healthcare providers, parents, and caregivers.

Learning Objectives
  • The attendees will have a good overview of Help Me Grow Nebraska and learn who the initiative serves and how to refer children into HMG.

 

How to Help Our Youngest Children and Their Parents in Court: It's Everyone's Responsibility

Speakers
Judge Douglas Johnson, J.D.
Audience Level
Foundational
Room
Ruby 7

Participants will learn the importance and value of a quality Protective Custody Hearing. We will discuss how to implement this hearing through the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' Enhance Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Abuse & Neglect Cases. Participants will understand why and how the law requires reasonable efforts services and mandatory findings which benefit both child and parent and hold all stakeholders accountable. The first hearing is the responsibility of all involved. It sets the direction and is predictive of the permanency outcome.