Pre-Conference Session

Wednesday, January 8th


8:00am -11:00am

Transforming Trauma- How to do this Work and Sustain

SW CEUs Approved: 3.0; CLEs: 3.0 General

Join the renowned speaker, author, and trauma steward, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky for a morning of critical importance of sustaining your wellbeing and the wellbeing of those you serve.  In her three hour pre-session, Laura will cover:

  • Raising awareness and responding to the cumulative toll on those who are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crises, or trauma of humans, other living beings, or the planet itself.
  • Developing a deeper understanding of trauma exposure and the tools for reconciling such exposure, so folks can do their work sustainably.
  • Creating a sustainable individual and collective culture in a broad base of fields.


National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Red Book Training: The Context of Child Welfare Law and Legal Framework Part I.

Legal Pre-Session for Attorneys Only
CLEs: 3.0 General

Join Betsy Fordyce, JD, CWLS, from the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center as she presents the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC) Red Book Training:

The Red Book Training is NACC’s signature training, designed to provide a comprehensive overview of child welfare law and practice as well as to assist attorneys in preparing for the Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) certification exam. This live training is based on the 3rd edition of Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases — more commonly known as the Red Book.

In keeping with NACC’s mission to strengthen the delivery of legal services to children, youth, and families and to ensure high-quality legal representation, the Red Book Training is an indispensable asset to all attorneys aiming to improve their knowledge base and elevate their practice. The training covers the major dependency practice competency areas. The Red Book Training has been delivered across the country, including annually at NACC’s national conference, and is consistently praised for its comprehensive approach and exceptional delivery.