Court Appointed Family Advocates

Judge Darlene Byrne’s Free CLE Series: Evidence Based Parent Education Program Advocacy

Judge Darlene Byrne hopes you can join us for the following free child welfare CLE presentation at the 126th District Court.
Date: Tuesday, September 20: 12PM – 1PM
Topic: “Evidence Based Parent Education Program Advocacy”

Ø  Corie Cormie, Program Manager, Travis County Health & Human Services


Ø  Sue Carpenter, Vice President, United Way for Greater Austin/Success By 6


Ø  Sonya Thorn, DirectorFamily Nurturing Center of Texas


Attorneys: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1 credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.
Additional Information:
The overall objective and purpose of the program:
     Attorneys and advocates representing caregivers and children involved with the child welfare system will gain an understanding of what constitutes an Evidence Based Practice Parent Education program and why they are the most effective programs for improving parenting skills.
The content and subject matter of the session:

     The role attorneys and advocates play in creating more accessibility to appropriate parenting education/training services in Travis County.


     The relevance of Evidenced Based Practices (EBP) as a standard and its connection to Parenting Education/Training in Travis County.


     The difference between parenting education/training for parent’s with treatment needs versus intervention needs versus prevention needs.


     Who is currently providing EBP parent education in Travis County?


     As an attorney or advocate, where in the court order and referral process can you best intervene to support the best service offerings for your client?


     How does Trauma Informed Treatment impact today’s EBP’s in Travis County?
This presentation will be held in the 126th District Court, located on the 4th floor (room 436) of the Heman Marion Sweatt Travis County Courthouse at 1000 Guadalupe St. in Austin. 
There is NO cost to attend and NO need to RSVP to attend this session. Seating is available on a first-come basis.  You do not need to be an attorney to attend.  
Attendees are always welcome to bring a sack lunch and eat in the courtroom during a presentation.
Please feel free to share this e-mail. Also, let me know if you have any questions.
James Ferrell
Judicial Aide for the Honorable Judge Darlene Byrne, 126th Judicial District Court
P.O. Box 1748
Austin, TX 78767