seminar 2020 – our 10th annual – will be held on february 27-28, 2020 @ inn of the hills in kerrville. save the date!
Information about last year’s seminar:
The Child Protection Court Judges of
South Texas, the Hill Country, CENTEX south and
South Central Texas and Hill Country CASA
are pleased to announce THE
9th Annual Child Protection Court Ad Litem Seminar
april 11-12, 2019 at Tucker Hall, St. Peter’s Church,
320 St. Peter’S Street, Kerrville, TX 78028
General information for attendees
CLEs – Attorneys, this year you will be filling out your own CLE cards – see one of the HCCASA staff if you need a card, and make sure you get it back to one of us before you leave, so we can mail it with the group.
Parking – Participants are not permitted to park in the lane between the seminar hall and the church (this is a fire lane). The most convenient parking is in the shared lot with Cailloux Theater (910 Main, Kerrville). There is a large lot between the theater and Tucker Hall (on the east side of Tucker Hall) with ample parking for all participants.
Raffle – we have several great raffle prizes, proceeds for HCCASA’s direct assistance fund (which purchases necessary items for children in care) – bring cash or checkbook to enter to win!
CONFERENCE schedule / MATERIALS
session handouts and materials will be posted below as they come available. internet access in tucker hall is very limited; bring your wifi hotspot, or download the materials in advance.
no paper handouts will be available.
Thursday’s schedule (3.0 CLE):
1:00 – 1:30 Check-In with Snacks
1:30 – 3:00 Childhood Trauma and Child Development (Presentation Slides: Dr. April Brown) Dr. April Garofano Brown, Ph.D, LPC-S, RPT-S, LSSP
3:00 – 3:30 Networking Break
3:30 – 5:00 Educational Advocacy (Presentation Slides: Felicia Penn) Felicia Penn, MSW, MA Ed/AET; TDFPS Education Specialist
friday’s schedule (6.25 cle):
8:00 – 9:00 Check-In with Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:45 Keynote: Child Welfare in Texas and Beyond (No Presentation Slides) Honorable Robin Sage
9:45 – 11:00 Maximizing Use of Psych Evals & Promoting Long Term Planning (No Presentation Slides) James Shinder, Ph.D., M.P.H.
11:00 – 11:15 Networking Break
11:15 – 12:15 Case Law Update (Presentation Slides: Judge Stuckey and Eric Tai) Honorable Thomas Stuckey, Centex CPC South and Eric Tai, J.D.; TDFPS Appellate Division
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
Moderator: Honorable Rob Hofmann, 452ND Judicial District Court
Panelists: Dr. Javier Flores, ASU; Dr. Rachel Kirk, TAMUCC; Lorena Knight, TWC
2:15 – 2:30 Break
2:30– 3:30 Special Issues Panel (Presentation Slides: DFPS Attorneys)
Moderator: Honorable Melissa DeGerolami, CPC of South Central Texas
Panelists: TDFPS Regional Attorneys Kellie Price, Drake Mikeska, Lucinda Valdez, Dennis Arriaga
3:30 – 4:30 Ethical Considerations When Representing Children (Presentation Slides: Lori Duke) Lori Duke, J.D., Clinical Professor, UT Children’s Rights Clinic
2019 Seminar Attendee Evaluation: CLICK HERE