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Monday, April 22 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Parental Substance Use in Texas CPS Cases and Opportunities to Keep Families Safely Together Speaker: Kate Murphy, Senior Child Welfare Policy Associate The session will include information on preventing entries into foster care by improving how the state interacts with families when a parent is using alcohol or drugs. The event will highlight research findings related to the number of children entering foster care for reasons related to parental substance use, policy opportunities to safely reduce entries into care,…

| 1.5 CLE credit hours 

RSVP: kmitten@txchildren.org

Friday, April 26 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Members Only 4th Friday CLE

Topic: Dos and Don’ts of Discovery in Texas Civil Proceedings Speakers: Kennon Wooten and Bob Wise 1 hour partic. CLE Free to Austin Bar members Lunch included. Discounted parking available for $3. CLICK HERE to register.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

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Tuesday, April 30 | 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Supporting Infants Affected by Substance Abuse Speaker: Stephanie Sifuentes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in infant mental health and attachment Topics covered will include : Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome- the risks and supports associated with prenatal opiate exposure Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – the latest research on symptoms and supports for this group of disorders Attachment – What is attachment and how can it be supported in these at risk families 2 hours partic. CLE Free RSVP to Michelle Kimbrough…

| 2 CLE credit hours 

RSVP: michelle.kimbrough@traviscountytx.gov

Monday, May 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Best Practices for Presenting Parents Under Inability to Care Grounds for Termination (TFC 161.003 Speaker: Colin Gaffney, partner at Jorgeson Pittman LLP Review of Texas Family Code grounds of termination for inability to care; ethical implications that arise from representing parents under this ground both under Texas Professional Rules of Conduct and American Bar Association guidelines; best practices to ensure effective attorney client communication; pleading suggestions for Counterpetitions for inability to care; best practices on how to handle a…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: anna.rodriguez@traviscountytx.gov

Monday, June 3 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Running on Empty – Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma Speaker: Becky Morales, LCSW-S, Clinical Director at The Austin Center for Grief & Loss Combination of presented didactic material and experiential exercises (both individual and group-based). Outline of what distinguishes compassion fatigue from secondary trauma and discuss how helping professionals are at risk for experiencing both in relationship to their professional work. Discuss experienced grief in professional work and identify connection to potential experience of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: anna.rodriguez@traviscountytx.gov

Thursday, June 13 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Update from the 86th Texas Legislature Speaker: Dylan Moench, Staff Attorney – Supreme Court of Texas Children’s Commission An explanation and analysis of bills passed by the 86th Texas Legislature as complies by the Texas Children’s Commission that impact the practice of child-welfare law and the child welfare system. 1 hour partic. CLE Free. RSVP to Anna Rodriguez.

| 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: anna.rodriguez@traviscountytx.gov

Monday, July 15 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Judge Byrne’s Free CLE Series

Topic: Adolescents, Substance Misuse and Recovery High Schools Speaker: Julie McElrath, Executive Director of University High School and Youth Recovery Network High school is often associated with binge drinking and experimentation with substances. Alcohol and other drug misuse is pervasive among adolescents. For students who have struggled with substance misuse and on a path of recovery, the mainstream school environment can be a tremendous challenge. This presentation will address the prevalence of substance misuse among adolescents and how schools can…

| 1 CLE credit hour 

RSVP: anna.rodriguez@traviscountytx.gov

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