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Workshop Overview

Immigration Challenges Impacting Children and Families in the Child Welfare System

September 13, 2013

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
North Carolina Judicial Center
901 Corporate Center Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27607

Why are we providing this training?
Between 2000 and 2011, North Carolina was one of 14 states in which the foreign born population of increased by 49 percent or more. In 2011, 7.3 percent of North Carolina's total population was immigrants, compared to 5.3 percent in 2000 and 1.7 percent in 1990. One consequence of this growth is the increased numbers of families in the child welfare system with immigration issues. Additionally, the current deportation policies can cause the separation of children, often U.S. citizens, from their unauthorized immigrant parents. Preventing the unnecessary split of these families requires a coordinated set of solutions across the different systems that interact with these families. This workshop is designed to help attorneys and judges increase their awareness and understanding of immigration issues, resources, and laws that impact parents and children in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency cases in North Carolina.

Who should attend?
Judges, parent attorneys, GAL attorney advocates, and DSS attorneys who practice in Abuse, Neglect, Dependency (A/N/D) courts across North Carolina.

A box lunch will be provided on the day of the meeting. Please indicate on the registration form your preference of turkey or vegetarian.

CJE/CLE Credits
6.5 hours general CJE/CLE credits have been requested. Attendees will be required to sign in at each session attended and will receive credit accordingly. Participants are responsible for submitting payment for CLE hours to the NC State Bar.

Registration Process
There is no cost for registration however; space is limited. On-line registration is on a first come first serve basis. In the event a workshop has to be cancelled based on low registration, registrants will be notified via email at least one week in advance. Registration deadline is Monday, August 26.

Mileage reimbursement will not be provided. Meals and snacks cannot be reimbursed.

Participants are responsible for submitting payment for CLE hours to the NC State Bar.

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