This course will cover:

  • Brief History of Child Protection
  • The Adoptions and Safe Families Act (ASFA)
    • Reasonable Efforts
    • Termination of Parental Rights
    • Permanency Planning
    • ASFA Compliant Court Orders
  • Interplay of ASFA and ICWA
  • Strategies to Improve Results for Children

Continuing Education Credit: 7.0 CLE (includes .50 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-5. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal education credit.)


This course will cover:

ASFA permanency options and key findings, including:

  • Reunification,
  • Adoption,
  • Legal guardianship, 
  • Another Permanent Planned Living Arrangement (APPLA), 
  • Compelling reasons, and
  • Concluding a case. 

Continuing Education Credit: 7.0 CLE (includes .50 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-5. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal education credit.)


This course will cover:

  • Role and responsibilities of a parent attorney,
  • Notice, Communication and Paternity,
  • ASFA Permanency Options and Case Planning,
  • Kin Care, ICPC, APPLA and ICWA,
  • Communicating with your client,
  • Locating resources for your client, and
  • When to litigate and when to collaborate. 

Continuing Education Credit: 7.0 CLE (includes .50 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-5. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal education credit.)


This course will cover:

  • Parentage and Kinship,
  • Minimum Standard of Care, 
  • Concurrent Planning,
  • Case Planning, and 
  • Foster Parent Rights.

Continuing Education Credit: 7.0 CLE (includes .50 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-5. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal education credit.)


This course will cover:

  • Key Child Safety Guide legal terms,
  • General understanding of the Child Safety Guide principles, and
  • Child safety criteria (including the 15 threats of danger and present vs. impending danger).

Continuing Education Credit: 7.0 CLE (includes .50 Ethics credit) upon completion of Modules 1-5. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal education credit.)