Putting the Pieces Together: Harnessing the Power of Parenting Time to Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship and Support Reunification Efforts in Your Family Treatment Court


October 12, 2021 | 11 — 12:30 PT | 12 — 1:30 MT | 1 — 2:30 CT | 2 — 3:30 ET

This Practice Academy course discusses quality parenting time as well as how to objectively measure and track progress in strengthening the parent-child relationship to support the family and inform decisions about parenting time expansion and reunification.  Parenting time is an essential component of reunification efforts for children in out-of-home care, and FTC teams have the opportunity and responsibility to encourage safe and frequent parent-child interactions that support bonding and attachment.  Watch the short video outlining core concepts on this topic prior to the Live Conversation on October 12.  Then, use the Team Discussion tool to assess your team’s strengths and challenges in providing quality parenting time and supporting the parent-child relationship.  Finally, join the Live Conversation on October 12 to hear from subject matter experts and FTC team members who have taken frequent, quality parenting time to a new level, while prioritizing discussions about the parent-child relationship in their FTC pre-court staffing and hearings.  After the Live Conversation, use the Take Action tool to shift learning into action and monitor the effect on family outcomes. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Summarize the research linking frequent, quality parenting time to improved child wellbeing and permanency outcomes. 
  2. Learn how to incorporate valuable and objective information about parenting time and the parent-child relationship into FTC pre-court staffing discussions and conversations with families. 
  3. Examine how to implement this approach from an FTC team that provides frequent, quality parenting time to strengthen and heal the parent-child relationship while informing reunification decisions. 
  4. Use the Team Discussion tool and Take Action tool to create an action plan to guide implementation of this approach in your FTC. 


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Harnessing the Power of Parenting Time to Strengthen the Parent-Child Relationship and Support Reunification Efforts in Your Family Treatment Court:

  • Live Café Conversation Agenda (coming soon)
  • Team Discussion Tool (coming soon)
  • Take Action Tool (coming soon)
  • Video Citations (coming soon)
  • Live Conversation Resources and Chat (coming soon)
  • Live Conversation Q&A (coming soon)

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