Trainings & Webinars

Check out the Calendar of Events for more trainings and webinars! 

NACC Monthly Webinars


The Role of Foster/Resource Parents in Dependency Hearings

April 16, 2024 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM MDT

Presenters: Shannon Felder, JD, CWLS, NACC Training Director

Licensed non-relative family placements are crucial for the well-being of children in dependency cases and are integral to achieving permanency for families. In this webinar, we will delve into:

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Compassionate Advocacy: Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices for an Enhanced Legal Practice

May 21, 2024 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM MDT

Presenters: Josephine C. Vanderhorst, MFP, JD, CWLS, NACC Senior Staff Attorney

Learning Objectives:

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Past NACC Webinars


Balancing Acts: Navigating Suffering with Self-Compassion

Presenters: Sherri Freemont, JD and Vivek Sankaran, JD, CWLS

Join us for the first of a four-part webinar series where we delve into a vital yet often overlooked aspect of child welfare work: the wellbeing of the professionals behind the scenes. Every day, dedicated child welfare attorneys and other professionals navigate through the profound suffering within families they serve, yet their own emotional toll is frequently disregarded. In this discussion, we explore the inherent suffering experienced by child welfare attorneys and other professionals and highlight practical strategies rooted in compassion science. Discover how we can cultivate openness and responsiveness to the suffering of others while also nurturing our own wellbeing.

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View the session recording and handouts and CLE info. You can also visit NACC's webinar archive

Let's Talk Leadership

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. 

"Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank. I know many people at the senior-most levels of organizations who are absolutely not leaders. They are authorities, and we do what they say because they have authority over us, but we would not follow them. And I know many people who are at the bottoms of organizations who have no authority and they are absolutely leaders, and this is because they have chosen to look after the person to the left of them, and they have chosen to look after the person to the right of them. This is what a leader is."

Placement Considerations for Children's Attorneys

Placement decisions happen fast and are made by the agency - usually without any input from attorneys representing children. The child's placement impacts the case A LOT so we wanted to do a podcast about the things we think about when it comes to placement.

Children's attorneys don't always have a lot of options when it comes to impacting the child's placement. However, since the placement impacts your overall legal strategy, it can't be considered in a vacuum. We hope our discussion gives you some ideas for your jurisdiction!