Presentations

Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy

The Georgia Child Welfare Legal Academy is a collaboration between the Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children and the Barton Child Law and Policy Center to bring child welfare legal experts to Emory Law School for a monthly workshop as Visiting Scholars in Practice. 

The workshop videos and Powerpoint presentations will be archived here. Please bookmark this page and check back periodically for new materials.

If you have difficulty viewing the videos, please contact Michele Papotto by email to mpapott(at)emory.edu or by phone 404.712.8367.

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Redaction of Child Welfare Records


January 31, 2014

Opening Remarks: The Honorable Jason Deal
Panelists: Alan Judd, The Atlanta Journal Constitution;
Tom Rawlings, Child Welfare Attorney; Rachel King, General Counsel, Georgia Department of Human Services.  Moderated by Melissa D. Carter, Executive Director, Barton Child Law and Policy Center.

Click on video to view the presentation.

Addressing Disparities to Eliminate Disproportionate Minority Contact


December 11, 2013

The conversation continues from the November 13th program. Hosted by the Governor's Office for Children and Families (GOCF), in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Education, the Barton Center is pleased to present the following speakers:

Katie Jo Ballard, Executive Director, GOCF
The Honorable Tom Rawlings, McMillan & Rawlings, LLP
Chris Thomas, Assistant Director, Office of Training, DJJ
Aakeem Woodard, Consultant, The Bridge
Joe Vignati, Justice Division Administrator, GOCF

Click on video to view the recorded presentation. (Begins at 3:21 mark)
Click on CHINS to view Judge Rawlings' Powerpoint slides.
Click on DAI to view Chris Thomas' Powerpoint slides.

Forum to Increase Evidence-Based Practices by Addressing Disparities in the System - Part II


November 13, 2013

This is a special presentation sponsored by the Barton Child Law and Policy Center, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Governor's Office for Children and Families.

Presenters include:
Joe Vignati, Juvenile Justice Administrator, GOCF
The Honorable Steve Teske, Juvenile Court Judge, Clayton County
The Honorable Elliott Shoenthal, Juvenile Court Judge, Dekalb County
Stephen Reba, Director, Appeal for Youth Clinic, Barton Child Law & Policy Center

Click video to view the presentations.

Click on GA's Juvenile Reform and Impact on DMC to view the Powerpoint presentation in pdf format.

Click on When Did Making Adults Mad Become a Crime? to view the Powerpoint presentation in pdf format.

Additional documents referenced in the presentations will be posted here as they become available.

To participate in the follow-up live webinar on December 11, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., please go to youtube.com/user/elsclasstech. No login or subscription is required to view the video. See www.bartoncenter.net for more information or click on flyer for details.

 

Child Hearsay in Georgia


November 5, 2013

Visiting Scholar In Practice

The Honorable Gerald Bruce
Juvenile Court Judge
Enotah Judicial Circuit

Click on video to view the presentation.

Click on handouts to view the Powerpoint presentation slides in pdf format.

 

Children In Need of Supervision (CHINS)


September 26, 2013

Visiting Scholar in Practice:
Tom Rawlings

Click on video to view the presentation. Please note that the actual presentation begins at approximately the 19:00 mark.

Handouts for this presentation can be viewed by clicking on the titles below:
CHIN UPS

Community Care Plan

LIPT Identifiers

HB242 Handouts

Juvenile Code Revision: Delinquency & Competency


August 6, 2013

Scholar In Practice:
Professor Randee J. Waldman, J.D.

Click on video to view the presentation.

Click on handout to view the Powerpoint presentation slides in pdf. Please note that slide 26 was not available on the day of the presentation. If you viewed the live presentation, you may wish to update your notes.

Juvenile Code Revision: Dependency & Termination of Parental Rights


July 24, 2013
Visiting Scholar in Practice:
Stephany Zaic, Esq.
Child Welfare Law Specialist

Click on video to view the presentation (actual presentation begins at time stamp 30:00--Please pardon this inconvenience. We are working to resolve.)
Click on handouts to download the Powerpoint presentation in pdf format.
 

Overview of the New Georgia Juvenile Code


May 14, 2013

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Jen Carerras, Esq., CWLS
Ashley Willcott, Esq., CWLS

Click on handouts for a pdf version of the presentation.

Click on video to view the recorded presentation. 

Click on Q & A to view answers to questions posed by attendees and remote viewers.  

A Child's Right To Counsel


A Child's Right to Counsel

April 16, 2013

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Willie J. Lovett, Jr.
Director, Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney

Trenny Stovall
Founding Director, Dekalb Co. Child Advocacy Center

  Aimee Stowe
  Attorney, Dekalb Co. Child Advocacy Center

Click on video to view the recorded presentation.

Click on handouts to view the slides in pdf format.

Young Brains and Education


What is the return on investment in high quality early child care?

February 22, 2013

Guest speakers:

Commissioner Bobby Cagle, Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL)
Stephanie Blank, founding chair, Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students (GEEARS)

Click on video to view the recorded presentation.

Click on Agenda to view the schedule and our sponsors.

Click on Presentation to view the PowerPoint slides.

Click on handouts to view slides in pdf format.

In slide #10, there is a link to a video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University that is posted here for your convenience. Click on "Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development" to view. 

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has published many articles on the science of early childhood. Visit their website http://developingchild.harvard.edu to view the research and resources published there.

In slide #29, there is a map of Georgia counties indicating the status of child care centers in each county in the Quality Rated program at the time of our broadcast. Please visit www.decal.ga.gov for the most current information.

Addressing Child Abuse Issues in the Developing World


January 24, 2013

Visiting Scholar in Practice: Tom C. Rawlings

Click on presentation to view the video presentation.

Click on handouts to view in pdf format.




Georgia's Revised Evidence Code and What It Means for Juvenile Justice


November 30, 2012

Visiting Scholar in Practice:
Professor Paul M. Milich,
Georgia State University College of Law

Click on handout to view the partner document with the recorded presentation.

Click on video to view the presentation.

Open Adoptions and Closed Adoptions


October 23, 2012

Visiting Scholars:
James B. Outman, Esquire
Representative Mary Margaret Oliver, Esquire

Click on Video 1 to view Part 1 of the presentation.
Click on Video 2 to view Part 2 of the presentation.

 

View the slides for Part 1.

View the slides for Part 2.

 

 

Brain Development, Stress and Trauma: An Informed Approach for Foster Care Providers


May 29, 2012

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Patrice Harris, MD, MA
Director, Health Services

Jennifer Bartl, LMFT, CACII
Program Manager, Child, Adolescent, and Family,

Click on video to view the recorded presentation.

Click on handouts to view the Powerpoint presentation notes in pdf format.

 

 

Are All Providers Really Part of the Permanency Team? Lessons Learned from the Cold Case Project


April 26, 2012

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Click on handouts to view Powerpoint slides from presentation

 

 

School Discipline and Youth In Foster Care


February 28, 2012

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Brad Bryant
Quentin Fretwell
Robert Rhodes

Click on Mr. Bryant's presentation to view the Powerpoint.
Click on Mr. Fretwell's presentation to view the Powerpoint.
Click on Mr. Rhodes' presentation to view the Powerpoint.

Click on video to view the recorded presentation.

 

 

Not Your Usual Family Dependency Treatment Court


January 30, 2012

 

 

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
The Honorable Juanita Stedman

Cobb County Juvenile Court

Mary Brin Black   Mea Fagiola
Jean Fendall        Alisha Markle
Sharenda Robinson  Dianne Stanley
Stacy Hull

To view the video, click here.
Click on Powerpoint presentation to view the slides.

Concurrent Planning


November 18, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
The Honorable Sandra Miller
Barbara Burnley
Angie Chandler
Amy Mobley
Julie York

Click on video to view the recorded presentation.

Assessment Guide
Concurrent Planning 101 Handouts
Concurrent Planning Handbook
Concurrent Planning Powerpoint slides
Steps to Concurrent Plan worksheets

 

 

Reinstatement of Parental Rights in Georgia


October 4, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:
The Honorable J. Lane Bearden
Gordon County Juvenile Court

Mr. Brent Erwin, Esq.
Ms. Elinor Portivent, Esq.

To view the handouts, please click on the document name below
Adult Adoption Petition

Parental Rights Powerpoint

Powerpoint footnotes

To view the video presentation, click here.

 

 

Georgia's Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act


September 27, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Judge Lisa Mantz
Newton County Juvenile Court

Nealie McCormick
Chairman, GA Council on American Indian Concerns and
Chief of Police
Pelham, Georgia

To view the video presentation, click here.
To view the handouts, click here.

 

 

The Law and Policy of Pregnancy Prevention in Foster Care


August 9, 2011



Visiting Scholar in Practice:

 Taylor Dudley, J.D.

Robin Nash Postgraduate Fellow of Law

To view the video, click here
To view the handouts, click here.

Legalization Remedies for Undocumented Children


July 20, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:  Rebeca Salmon, Esq.

Click this link to view video presentation.

Click this link to view Powerpoint slide presentation.

 

 

GA Special Education Law and Kids in Care


June 16, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:
Craig Goodmark
Director
TeamChild Atlanta
Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Click on video to view the presentation.

Click on handouts to download the presentation in pdf format.

 

 

Collateral Consequences of Our Current Criminal Justice System


April 21, 2011

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

Doug Ammar
Director
Georgia Justice Project

To view the video presentation, click this link.
Handouts may be viewed by clicking on the links below:
CH Info sheet
Expungement Bill Summary
Status of Expungement Bill
L2LNew Draft

HIPAA: What Is It and Why Do We Care?


March 15, 2011

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Peggy Brockington, Esq.
Bryan Tyson, Esq.
Strickland Brockington Lewis, LLP

Click on HIPAA presentation to view the video presentation.

HIPAA handout

CLE course #150542 (for self-reporting to GA Bar Association).

 

 

 

Square-Peg Teens in Round Hole Families & Facilities


February 15, 2011

 

Visiting Scholar in Practice:  Pat O'Brien, MSW


Click the link to view the video presentation: Square-Peg Teens video

CLE Course # 147795


 

A Trauma Informed Approach to Children in State Custody


December 9, 2010

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Edward Washington,
EmpowerMEnt Advocate


Grady Jenkins, LCSW

Brent Wilson, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

To view Part 1 of the video presentation, click Part 1.
To view Part 2 of the video presentation, click Part 2.

Handouts:
Psychiatric medication for children/adolescents - Part 1
Psychiatric medication - Part 2
Psychiatric medication - Part 3
UCLA PTSD Parent Rating Scale

PTSD ppt slide

 

 

Child and Family Services Review


October 8, 2010

Visiting Scholars In Practice:

Andrew Barclay (pictured, right)
Fostering Court Improvement

Isabel Blanco (center)
Department of Family and Children Services

Christopher Church (left)
Supreme Court of Georgia Committee on Justice for Children

To view Part 1 of the video presentation, click on Part 1.
To view Part 2 of the video presentation, click on Part 2.

Attorneys may apply for CLE credits using the State Bar of Georgia's Self-Reporting form #8. Submit payment directly to the Bar.
Course i.d.: 144676
Sponsor: Barton Child Law and Policy Center
Sponsor i.d.: 4586
Credits:  2.0 regular CLE

 

 

Reducing Child Maltreatment through SafeCare


September 1, 2010

 

Visiting Scholar in Practice: 
John Lutzker, Ph.D.
Director
National SafeCare® Training and Research Center
with the Institute of Public Health
at Georgia State University
Dr. Lutzker's Powerpoint

To view Dr. Lutzker's video presentation - click on Part 1
To view the second half of the presentation, click on Part 2.

Supreme Court of Georgia Fellows - The Cold Case Project


April 28, 2010

Tammy Meredith, Ph.D.
Co-founder of ARS, Inc. and
Cold Case Project evaluator

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
Supreme Court of Georgia
Fellows

 

Patricia Buonodono     Trān Lankford    
Melinda Cohen            Dorothy Murphy 
Rachel Davidson         Brooke Silverthorn      
Darice Good               Leslie Stewart
Karlise Grier               Ashley Willcott
Diana Rugh Johnson   

To view the video of Part 1, click here.
To view the video of Part 2, click here.

Click on Powerpoint presentation to view slides.

Judge Robin Nash Lecture


April 1, 2010

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
Roy Q. Sanders, M.D.
Director, Marcus Autism Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Betsy Bockman, Ph.D.
Principal
Inman Middle School
Atlanta Public Schools

For Dr. Sanders' presentation, click here.
For Dr. Bockman's presentation, click here.

FAQ sheet of Foster Parents Bill of Rights - click here
Statistics from Dr. Bockman's remarks - click here

Reasonable Efforts Through Effective Case Planning & Implementation


March 3, 2010

Visiting Scholar in Practice: 
The Honorable R. Michael Key
Troup County Juvenile Court

Click on the links for Judge Key's video presentation Part 1, Part 2
and Part 3. Judge Key's Powerpoint presentation.

 

 

Implementation of Open Juvenile Courts


January 27, 2010

 

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Judge Velma Tilley
Juvenile Court of Bartow County

Judge Britt Hammond
Toombs Judicial Circuit

To view Part 1 of Judge Tilley's and Judge Hammond's video presentation, click here.

To view Part 2 of Judge Tilley's and Judge Hammond's video presentation, click here.

To view the Powerpoint presentation, click here

2010 Model Orders (click on link to download in pdf format):

Motion to Close Deprivation Proceedings to Public (Cherokee Co.)
Order to Close Proceedings to Public (Cherokee Co.)
Order on Closing Court in Deprivation Proceeding (Bartow Co.)
Motion to Exclude Person(s) from Deprivation Proceedings
Order to Exclude Person(s) from Deprivation Proceedings

Implementation Guide to Open Juvenile Court (Cherokee Co.)

Attorneys who wish to view program and self-report to the State Bar of GA:
State Bar self-report form

State Bar of Georgia course number is 136059
Sponsoring Name: Emory Law School Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic
CLE credits:  2.0 regular CLE credits

 

 

The Power of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment


October 22, 2009 

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
Joshua H. Norris,
Director, Legal Advocacy
Georgia Advocacy Office
Mr. Norris' Powerpoint


Steven J. Schwartz
Executive Director,
Center for Public Representation
Mr. Schwartz's Powerpoint

Treatment Alternatives for Juvenile Offenders pdf

To view Josh Norris' video presentation, click here.
To view Steven Schwartz's video presentation, click here.

 

Community Involvement with Children in Juvenile Court


September 25, 2009

 

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
The Honorable Steven C. Teske
Ms. Karen Baynes, Esq.
Ms. Mary Hermann, Esq.

To view Judge Teske's video presentation, click here.
To view Mary Hermann's video presentation, click here.

The Ethical and Evidentiary Challenges in Dependency Proceedings


November 19, 2009 

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 
Miriam Krinsky
ABA Center on Children and the Law

Paula Frederick
General Counsel
State Bar of Georgia

To view the video presentation, click here.

To view the Powerpoint presentation, click here.

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children


July 30, 2009

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Judge Britt Hammond
Toombs County Judicial Circuit
Judge Hammond's Powerpoint

Mr. Stephen Pennypacker, Esq.
ICPC Compact Director
State of Florida
Mr. Pennypacker's Powerpoint

To view Judge Hammond's video presentation click here.
To view Mr. Pennypacker's Video Presentation click here.

Permanence and Rules of Engagement


June 26, 2009

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

Sue Badeau, Director of Knowledge Management,
Casey Family Programs.

To view Sue Badeau's Powerpoint presentation, click here.

To view video presentation, click on Part 1 or Part 2

Protecting Our Children and Our Liberty


May 29, 2009

Visiting Scholar in Practice:

Tom Rawlings
Director,
State of Georgia
Office of the Child Advocate


Mr. Rawlings' Powerpoint

To view Tom Rawlings' Video Presentation, please click here.

Infant Brain Development and the Trauma of Removal to Foster Care


August 31, 2009

Visiting Scholar in Practice: 
Jordan Greenbaum, M.D.

To view Dr. Greenbaum's video presentation Part 1 click here.
To view Dr. Greenbaum's video presentation Part 2 click here.

Family Preservation in Georgia


April 21, 2009 

 

Visiting Scholars in Practice:

Lila Bradley
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Kathy Herren
GA Department of Human Resources

Judge Peggy Walker
Juvenile Court of Douglas County

Judge Steve Franzen
Juvenile Court of Gwinnett County

To view Video Presentation Part 1, please click here.
To view Video Presentation Part 2, please click here.

Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation: Family Preservation in Georgia

Handouts:
Family Preservation in Georgia: A Legal and Judicial Guide to Preventing Unnecessary Removal to State Custody

Permanency Hearings


March 25, 2009 

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 

Judge John B. Sumner
Juvenile Court of Cherokee County

Judge Philip B. Spivey
Juvenile Court of Baldwin County

To view Video Presentation Part 1, please click here.
To view Video Presentation Part 2, please click here.

Click here to view the Powerpoint presentation: Path to Permanency

Handouts:
Education Checklist
Judicial Review Order
Permanency Hearing Checklist

Permanency Pact

APPLA - The Least Desired Permanency Option and How the New Fostering Connections Law Impacts It


February 25, 2009  

Part 1

Visiting Scholars in Practice: 

Judge Vincent C. Crawford
Juvenile Court of Dekalb County

Ms. Ebony Harris, MAOM
Independent Living Program Director
GA Division of Family and Children Services
Judge Crawford and Ebony Harris' Powerpoint presentation

To view Judge Crawford and Ms. Harris' Video presentation, please click here.

Part 2

Jennifer Pokempner, Esq.
Supervising Attorney, Youth in Transition Project
Juvenile Law Center

Jennifer Pokempner's Powerpoint presentation

Additional reference documents:
Making It Permanent

Case Examples

To view Ms. Pokempner's Video presentation, please click here.

The Diligent Search: Law and Policy


January 27, 2009

Part 1

Visiting Scholars in Practice:
Judge Velma Tilley
Juvenile Court of Bartow County
Judge Tilley's Powerpoint

Mr. Bobby Cagle, MSW
Family Services Director
GA Division of Family and Children Services
Bobby Cagle's Powerpoint

To view Judge Tilley and Mr. Cagle's Video Presentation, please click here

Part 2

Andrew Stimson presents the robust Accurint database system currently available for assisting caseworkers with searches for relatives of children in foster care.


To view Mr. Stimson's Video Presentation, please click here.