Over three Mondays in November, NCSC will bring together examples from state and local jurisdictions and national experts to discuss what we know so far about virtual child welfare hearings, describe emerging best practices, and provide guidance for sustaining and evaluating virtual practices moving forward. There will also be opportunities for networking and connecting with colleagues across the country to discuss their experiences.
Day 1, November 1 from 2-5 PM EST: What do we currently know about virtual child welfare hearings?
• Learn about findings from two national studies of virtual child welfare hearings
• Hear about state level virtual hearing studies and how states are applying their lessons to improving virtual hearings
Day 2, November 8, 2-5 PM EST: What are emerging best practices in virtual child welfare hearings?
• Learn science-based tips for effective virtual communication
• Hear from panels of court users and court professionals describing the experience in virtual hearings
• Become aware of practices that support trauma-informed virtual hearings
Day 3, November 15, 2-5 PM EST: Sustaining and evaluating virtual child welfare hearings
• Learn and see examples of how to formalize virtual hearing practices
• Receive strategies for evaluating the quality of virtual child welfare hearings
• Hear considerations for effective hybrid hearings
You only need to register once to attend any (or all) of the three days.