Presentations, Articles, Rulings and Other Current Information for Adoption, Family and Foster Care Law, Child Welfare and Social Work
(Please see our Links page for helpful websites to visit)

Examples of Presentations at Seminars

Avoiding and Defending Against Allegations (DC) (pdf)

Legal Rights of Foster Children, Siblings, Foster Parents and Others (DC) (pdf)

Confidentiality and Minors – Latin American Youth Center(pdf)

Confidentiality and Minors Scenarios(pdf)

Avoiding and Defending Against
Allegations Of Child Maltreatment (pdf)

Legal Rights of Foster Children, Siblings, Relatives,
Grandparents and Foster Parents (pdf)

The Adoption Process in the District of Columbia (pdf)

Legal Issues Facing Foster Parents (pdf)

Interesting Cases and Materials

Helpful and Interesting Recent Cases and Materials Relating to Children, Foster Care, Child Maltreatment and Adoption

Federal court finds that social workers are absolutely immune for verified statements in petitions filed in child abuse and neglect (dependency) proceedings.

Adoption Petitioners asked the Court to grant nunc pro tunc (retroactive effect) to their adoption.(pdf)

Post Adoption Contact (pdf)

Maryland Foster Parents Rights (pdf)


Idaho Supreme Court rules that the public agency responsible for investigating child abuse reports can be liable if it fails to conduct a competent investigation.(pdf)


The Journal of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – Special Issue: Adoption and Foster Care
Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Adoption Social Work –
Harvey Schweitzer
 and Daniel Pollack

The National Judicial Leadership Summit on the Protection of Children

Justice for Children: A National Call to Action(pdf)

Department of Health and Human Services

State Standards and Capacity to Track Frequency of Caseworker Visits With Children In Foster Care (pdf)

State Standards and Practices for Content of Caseworker Visits With Children In Foster Care (pdf)

Child Welfare League of America

Child Maltreatment in Foster Care
CWLA Best Practice Guildelines (pdf)

Foster & Adoptive Parent Advocacy Center (FAPAC)

FAPAC’s “National Treasure Award” letter (pdf)