BxD Attorneys present at the 16th National Conference on Children and the Law
On July 24-25, 2015, The Bronx Defenders’ Attorneys present at the 16th National Conference on Children and the Law in Washington, DC. This conference offers targeted trial skills training for attorneys representing parents in child abuse and neglect cases through demonstrations, mock trial exercises, and ‘ask the experts’ discussions.
Bronx Defenders presenting at the conference include Family Defense Attorneys Shlomit Cohen and Kate Moore.
They will be presenting on the following:
Presentation: Best Practices for Working with Parents with Disabilities in Child Protective Matters
Presenters: Kate Moore, JD, Shlomit Cohen, JD, The Bronx Defenders and Lisa Beneventano, MSW, Chances for Children
Among parents involved in the child protective system, parents with disabilities are a particularly vulnerable group, facing deeply biased assumptions about their ability to parent. This interdisciplinary workshop, including social workers and lawyers, will incorporate best practices for working with parents with disabilities, using intellectual disabilities as a case study.
To learn more about the conference, click here.