6-Hour Program

See Credit Details Below


This program offers 7.0 New York State Social Work CE credits for Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs). Please email a request to PLICredits@pli.edu if you would like Social Work CE for this program. 

Hear from Family Court practitioners on timely child welfare and juvenile justice law topics, including SCR reform, the new Family First initiative, and inclusive practice tips for working with a diverse client population.

Why You Should Attend

Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex. This has never been more true as new initiatives in Family Court emerge. Join us for PLI’s 25th Annual Children’s Law Institute to learn about a variety of legal and social issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice.

What You Will Learn

After completing the program, participants will be able to:

- Identify the latest updates in child welfare and juvenile justice law
- Recognize important reforms to the NY State Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Understand the intent and practice of the Family First Initiative
- Reflect on how to effectively and empathetically represent LGBTQ+ youth in Family Court

Special Features

Earn 1 hour of Ethics credit and 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credit

Who Should Attend

This program will benefit child, parent and family advocates working in the private or public sector in New York State, in law, social work or public policy.


Credit Details