Our Trainings

Sharing What Works

CFR trains more than 500 practitioners annually on our strategies for dramatically reducing foster care stays and on our innovative team model. While CFR works directly with parents, increasingly, we provide training and technical assistance to professionals throughout the country that are working directly with children, to child welfare caseworkers and even to family court judges. To date, we have trained more than 10,000 practitioners in 20 states.

Past Trainings Include:

Best Practices for Team Communication

Challenging Out of Court Statements of Children

Child Welfare 101

Client Centered Representation

Client Counseling in Challenging Contexts

Collaboration with Physicians in Child Protective Cases

Collateral Consequences of a Child Welfare Investigation

Cornerstone Advocacy to Speed Reunification

Developing a Theory of the Case

Dismantling and Rebuilding “Best Interests”

Effective Visiting Practices

How to Counsel and Represent Mentally Ill Clients

How to Cultivate Institutional Relationships

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Improving Visiting Arrangements

Incorporating Social Workers into a Public Defenders Office

Just Add Water: Easy and Inexpensive Strategies to Develop Interest in Your Work

Know Your Rights: Fathers

Know Your Rights: How to Amend and Seal Records on the State Central Registry

Know Your Rights: Pregnant and Parenting Youth

Motivational Interviewing

Parental Involvement in Medical Decision Making for Children in Foster Care

Re-envisioning Reunification: Perfect Parent or Minimum Degree of Care

Safety Planning and Ethical Obligations

Strategies for Engaging Developmentally Delayed Clients

Stress Management and Self Care for Legal Service Providers

Supporting Justice Involved Parents in the Child Welfare System

Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings

The Power of the Narrative

Troubleshooting and Developing and Interdisciplinary Practice

Working with Service Providers in Child Welfare Cases

For more information on our trainings, click on the left or email Christine Bruno, Litigation and Training Supervisor at Cbruno@cfrny.org.