Training

Training

In addition to the direct legal services we offer to parents and families, the Legal Services for At-Risk Families Clinic will also hold webinars on relevant issues for Public Children Services Agency (PCSA) workers, attorneys interested in providing pro bono services, and other advocates statewide.  All webinars will be free of charge and offer CEU and CLE credit.  Preregistration is required for all webinars.  All materials will be available below after each webinar has taken place. 

 

May 25, 2016

Title:  Legal Issues Impacting Families at Risk of Child Abuse & Neglect, Part 1
Topics:  Legal Services for At-Risk Families program and a discussion of each of the substantive areas we address for families (link to homepage with info here), including how caseworkers, pro bono attorneys and other advocates can assist families in need. 
Presenter:  Melissa Lindsay, FYLaw Staff Attorney
Time: 1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Materials: Presentation (slides) | Presentation (video)

 

July 21, 2016

Title: Custody Options for Children Involved in the Child Welfare System   
Topics:  Participants in this webinar will learn about the different custody options available to children and caretakers of children currently involved with the child welfare system. We will discuss what each custody option is, what are the legal rights of those involved under each option and what are the ramifications of each option on the benefits available to the child and family.
Presenter:  Fawn Gadel, FYLaw Associate Director and Clinical Supervisor
Time: 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Materials: Presentation (slides) | Presentation (video)  

 

September 28, 2016

Title: Paternity Establishment, Custody, and Estate Planning Tools for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
Topics: Participants in this webinar will learn about establishing paternity, seeking custody orders, and utilizing the estate planning tools available to children and caretakers of children currently involved with the child welfare system. We will discuss the importance of and process for paternity establishment, how and why to pursue custody in court, and how to use estate planning tools to strengthen protections for children and their families. Requirements for drafting these documents will also be reviewed, pursuant to relevant Ohio Revised Code sections.
Presenter:  Megan Heydlauff, FYLaw Staff Attorney
Time:  1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Materials: Presentation (slides) | Presentation (video) 

 

January 31, 2017

Title: The Intersection of Poverty and Child Welfare: Benefits, Services, and Rights
Topics: This live webinar will educate attorneys and service providers in Ohio’s public children services agencies and other stakeholder groups in preventing child abuse and neglect. The presenters will discuss the ways in which poverty and child welfare overlap and discuss specific benefits, services, and rights that may help families avoid involvement with child welfare systems. No regulatory material or case law will be discussed during this webinar.
Presenters: Fawn M. Gadel, Associate Director, Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School; Megan M. Heydlauff, Staff Attorney, Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School; and Byron Tocheri, Staff Attorney, Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School.
Time:  1:00p.m. – 2:30p.m.
Materials: Presentation (slides) | Presentation (video)  

Ohio Children's Trust Fund
The Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School
OFamily and Youth Advocacy Center