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    Reflections on 2016: Making Great Strides for Children and Families


    by Candi M. Mayes, November 28, 2016
  • Human Rights Day

    Stand Up for Someone’s Rights on Human Rights Day


    by Candi M. Mayes, November 21, 2016
  • Native American Art Installation

    ICWA and Indian Heritage: So Much More than “Paperwork”


    by Jerin Damo, November 14, 2016
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    Giving Thanks This Holiday Season: NACC Annual Fund Drive


    by H.D. Kirkpatrick, November 7, 2016
  • Employment Application

    The National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) is Hiring a New Executive Director


    by NACC Job Listing, October 31, 2016

Ridesharing for Reunification: Is Uber the Answer to Improving Child Visitation Attendance?

Ridesharing for Reunification: Is Uber the Answer to Improving Child Visitation Attendance?

Whether you think ride services like Uber and Lyft are destroying the driving profession or the greatest thing since sliced bread, it is undeniable that the very nature of transportation is rapidly changing right before our eyes. From providing a safe ride home for college students on the weekends to delivering kittens to offices on National Cat Day, these companies cater to a vast range of consumers and continue to innovate in new and unexpected ways. The progression of this

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Disaster Preparedness for Child Welfare Agencies: Recognizing the Emotional Impact on Foster Children

Disaster Preparedness for Child Welfare Agencies: Recognizing the Emotional Impact on Foster Children

As an executive at a Florida nonprofit that serves foster children and their families, I just went through emergency planning for Hurricane Matthew, which beat down on Florida October 6-8. I had previously written about disaster planning in foster care as part of an ABA publication – Children, Law and Disasters. This was my chance to put theory into practice, and the experience was enlightening. I wrote the book chapter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in response to the subsequent

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Adolescent Brain Development: The Child Welfare – Education Intersection

Adolescent Brain Development: The Child Welfare – Education Intersection

In the past couple of years, we have begun to learn more about adolescent brain development. In conversations with professionals across many disciplines (law, education, mental health, etc.), the topic of adolescent brain development has arisen with increasing regularity. While I have encountered a few individuals who have expressed to me that I am simply making excuses for bad behavior (and I admittedly tend to stick up for teenagers; I am a defense attorney after all), as the research results

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The 2016 NACC Fund Drive: Help Support the Organization that Supports Child Advocates

The 2016 NACC Fund Drive: Help Support the Organization that Supports Child Advocates

NACC is committed to promoting excellence in the profession and we ask for your support in this endeavor. Your gift today will help us continue to serve as a valuable resource for child welfare attorneys. You can donate directly online at www.naccchildlaw.org/donations or www.justgive.org. NACC’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families by ensuring that court proceedings produce justice and we need the help of our members and community partners. At the root of this pursuit is the

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Kids, Families, and the Little Blog That Could

Kids, Families, and the Little Blog That Could

One hundred and thirty-two weeks ago, Children, Families and the Law set out to prove that there was an audience for analysis and commentary on law and policy impacting vulnerable kids, parents, and families. A law firm or two posted on a regular basis, but often more on middle class cases of divorce and custody. Advocacy organizations would put something up on their website on an ad hoc, irregular schedule, but no one in the United States had shown that

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