Our firm is pleased to announce that Senior Partner Jay Dahlin will be a featured speaker at the 2023 Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center Symposium on October 10, 2023. As part of the panel discussion titled, “A Child's Life After a DCFS Finding: Adoption, Foster Care & Guardianship,” Jay will explore the various potential outcomes of the crucial decisions and transitions children may experience within the child welfare system.
This interdisciplinary symposium brings together legal professionals, judges, and educators to address critical aspects of child protective services. The event will feature an array of informative sessions and discussions on topics including:
1. Understanding the Child's Perspective: Delve into the thought processes and experiences of children when child protective services become involved in their lives.
2. Child Development and Legal Implications: Explore the profound impact of the legal system on a child's development and well-being.
3. DCFS Investigation Procedures: Gain insights into the workings of the Department of Child & Family Services (DCFS) when responding to child abuse allegations and how investigations are conducted.
4. Tools for Addressing Child Abuse Allegations: Discover practical tools and strategies to address child abuse allegations and ensure the safety of the child.
5. Identifying Serious Child Endangerment: Learn what constitutes serious endangerment to a child and the legal mechanisms for safeguarding their well-being.
6. Restricting Parenting Time: Understand when and how parenting time should be restricted, particularly when child protective services are involved.
7. Legal Proceedings: Explore the legal processes that unfold when child abuse allegations are made, and investigations are underway, including court proceedings.
8. DCFS Findings: Examine the possible findings and their implications by the Department of Child & Family Services.
9. Administrative Appeals: Learn how to properly file and effectively litigate an administrative appeal
related to child protective services cases.
10. Exiting Protective Services: Gain insights into the process of successfully transitioning a child out of protective services and reuniting them with their families.
This symposium will be a vital resource for professionals in the field of family law, child welfare, and anyone concerned with the well-being of children in Illinois. It will provide a unique opportunity to engage with leading experts, share best practices, and deepen understanding on the critical issues surrounding child protective services.
To register for the event, visit here.