4 episodes

This podcast series explores issues relevant to child abuse & neglect attorneys as well as for a wider audience interested in the intersection of child welfare and the judicial system. Hear child welfare and judicial professionals discuss topics such as ICWA and 'timeliness to permanency' in order to gain a wider perspective that will facilitate better outcomes for all involved.

Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Attorney Training Podcast Series

    • Education

This podcast series explores issues relevant to child abuse & neglect attorneys as well as for a wider audience interested in the intersection of child welfare and the judicial system. Hear child welfare and judicial professionals discuss topics such as ICWA and 'timeliness to permanency' in order to gain a wider perspective that will facilitate better outcomes for all involved.

    Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

    Using a Trauma-Informed Approach

    When families go to court, it can be a harsh and negative experience than can trigger past traumas and create new ones. The courts and people associated with them can change this experience by using a trauma-informed lens in their practice. Hear how a judge, county attorney, social worker, and parent partner advocate for a trauma-informed approach, and how the court can use this approach to make court experiences less traumatic and more positive, leading to better outcomes for children and families.
    Guests:
    Judge Ann Meinster – Presiding Juvenile Judge 1st Judicial District
    Susan Archuleta – Community Liaison/Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Toni Milner – A parent with lived experience and a Family Support Partner with Jefferson County Human Services
    Becky Wiggins – County Attorney for Adams County
    Hosted by: Charmaine Brittain, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver
    Produced by: Sarah Roman, Butler Institute for Families, University of Denver

    • 52 min
    CO Atty Podcast Series - Collaborative Decision Making

    CO Atty Podcast Series - Collaborative Decision Making

    When families become involved in the child welfare and judicial systems, those systems must work together to achieve better outcomes of child safety, permanency, and well-being. But it’s hard! Today, we’ll talk about how to get to true collaborative decision-making.
    Guests include:
    Susan Morris, Referral & Assessment Specialist at Colorado Department of Human Services
    Erin Stremming, Deputy Division Director of Child Welfare and Adult Protection for the City and County of Denver
    And Jennifer Stewart, Senior County Attorney in Larimer County

    Technical Production: Sarah Roman

    • 36 min
    CO Atty Podcast Series Achieving Timeliness To Permanency

    CO Atty Podcast Series Achieving Timeliness To Permanency

    A rich discussion around achieving timely permanency for children in care. Guests on this podcast include: Justice Brian Boatright from the Colorado Supreme Court, Jan James, Director of Child & Family Services in Adams County Colorado, Judge Gail Meinster, District Court Judge for the 1st Judicial District Court of Colorado, and Pax Moultrie, former Assistant County Attorney in Arapahoe County Colorado and now a magistrate in Jefferson County. The series is facilitated by Charmaine Brittain, and produced by Sarah Roman.

    • 51 min
    ICWA

    ICWA

    In this first edition of the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Attorney podcast series, we discuss the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, and what role county attorneys play in compliance.
    Guests:
    Kathryn Redhorse, Indian Child Welfare Specialist, Colorado Department of Human Services
    Shannon Meddings, Assistant City Attorney with the Denver City Attorneys Office

    • 41 min

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