Resource Letter:

For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Welfare Cases

July 31, 2023

Register Now:

Reevaluating Reasonable Efforts Findings

The Children's Commission will host a webinar entitled “Reevaluating Reasonable Efforts Findings” on Thursday, August 17, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


This webinar will cover federal and state law on reasonable efforts, including bills passed during the Texas 88th Regular Legislative Session which affect reasonable efforts findings in child welfare cases. A live fictional demonstration on reasonable efforts will be included followed by a discussion with a question-and-answer session. Speakers include Children's Commission Jurist in Residence, Hon. Piper McCraw, Judge of the 469th Judicial District Court; Children’s Commission Legal Representation Director Dylan Moench; and Children’s Commission Staff Attorneys Renée Castillo-De La Cruz and Aimee Corbin. MCLE and TBLS credits are pending.


Registration is limited and early registration is encouraged. The presentation and materials will be and archived and available on the Children’s Commission website.


Upcoming Webinar: Trauma History and Psychotropic Medication: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know

Please save the date for a Children’s Commission’s webcast entitled “Trauma History and Psychotropic Medication: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know” on Thursday, September 7, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Additional information and registration link will be provided in an upcoming Children’s Commission’s Resource Letter.

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For a complete list of Resource Letters, please visit the Children's Commission webpage. Information provided by the Children’s Commission should not be read as a commentary by the Supreme Court of Texas or any other court. The Children’s Commission website is not equipped to facilitate dialogue or conversation about matters related to the information in this communique. For more information about the Children’s Commission, please visit our website.