Timeliness to Permanency (from Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0 (GAL Child: 1.0)

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child; 1.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the October 2017 live seminar, Fall 2017 Abingdon GAL Training.

GAL Continuing Credits: 1.0

Note: Your GAL certificate may be found at the front of your written materials.

Em Parente, the Foster Care Program Manager with the Virginia Department of Social Services, talks about the goals and process of achieving permanency for children in foster care.

Topics covered include:

  • The goals of foster care
  • The benefits of permanency
  • How Virginia stacks up with obtaining permanency in comparison to other states
  • The effects of foster care on children and the impacts of aging out of foster care
  • The concept and history of permanence
  • Federal court requirements
  • Concurrent planning of working towards the primary goal of permanency while simultaneously working on a secondary goal such as custody transfer to a relative
  • The relationship between substance use disorders and child welfare




Em Parente, PhD, Virginia Department of Social Services / Charlottesville


Honorable Florence A. Powell, Chief Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court / Bristol

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