The Children’s Commission, in partnership with the Texas Center for the Judiciary, will host the 12th Annual Child Welfare Judges Conference at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, in October 2019. This year, there will be a pre-conference event on the opening day of the conference, followed by a full program as usual. The pre-conference will start no later than 8:30 on Monday morning, October 21; the full conference opens midday following a luncheon on Monday, October 21; and the conference will end around noon on October 23, 2019.
Registration for the pre-conference and the full conference is now open and is limited to judges who hear child welfare cases. The pre-conference training, entitled
Judicial Impact on Wellbeing Issues for Children in Care,
will focus on Education, Transitioning Youth, and Placement and Permanency issues with an emphasis on basic trauma-informed practices and ways to avoid re-traumatizing children in care. The pre-conference is designed primarily for judges who have been on the bench less than a year and General Jurisdiction judges who handle multiple matters, but the pre-conference is open to all judicial attendees. If you are interested in attending the pre-conference training, please check the "pre-conference" option when registering.
A minimum of 12 hours of Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) credits and a minimum of 5 Family Violence (FV) credits can be obtained by attending the regular 2019 Child Welfare Judges Conference. The pre-conference will offer three hours of CJE and three hours of FV credits. There is no registration fee. Please stay tuned for more information about this conference.
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