The Children’s Commission has created a distribution list of attorneys to inform legal practitioners about issues related to child welfare through a regular communique, the Attorney Resource Letter (ARL). The ARL features information about timely announcements, scholarships, upcoming trainings, along with updates on child welfare law and best practices and is shared via email distribution on a nearly-weekly basis. 

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Video Conferencing to Increase Family and Youth Engagement

Attorney and Judicial Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Resources Related to Cultural Competency and Reducing Disproportionality and Disparities

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines; TBLS Child Welfare Application Extension; TBLS Exam Fee Reimbursement; and DFPS Region 1 Community Meeting

Reminder: 2018 TBLS Applications for Specialization Exam in Child Welfare Law Due April 30, 2018

Summer Scholarship Opportunities for Child Welfare Attorneys

Deadlines Extended to Apply for July 2018 Trial Skills Training and to Submit Your Response to Legal Representation Survey

July 2018 Hands-on Trial Skills Training Opportunity

Legal Representation Survey 

TBLS 2018 Specialization Exam in Child Welfare; Scholarship Opportunity for Inaugural CLE hosted by new Child Protection Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Judicial Commission on Mental Health

Drug Court Grant Opportunity

NACC Conference Scholarships, New Child Protection Law Section, Job Opening at the Children's Commission

The Texas Response to Human Trafficking

Texas Child Protection Law Bench Book

Hearing Notification Service Update - Hearing Alerts by Text Message Now Available

Trial Skills MCLE Now Available in the TexasBar CLE Online Classroom

Website Update and Children's Commission Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Reminder of Upcoming MCLEs and Related Discounts

Announcing Rescheduled Live MCLE on Trial Skills: Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Undocumented Caregivers in Texas

New Laws Effective September 1, Scholarships for 2017 Texas CASA Conference, 2017 Legislative Update Now Available Online

Education Considerations for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

Announcing Upcoming MCLE Webcasts on Trial Skills: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

2017 Child Protection Judicial Update: 85th Legislative Session

Child Protection Legislative Update: 85th Legislative Session Webcast, July 24th 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Texas Higher Education Information and Resource Guide for Foster Care Liaisons

Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Child Welfare Law Certification Exam

Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and their Families: A Resource Guide for Judges and Legal Partners with Involvement in the Children's Dependency Court System

Texas Health Steps Medical Checkup

Announcing Two New Education Guides: Transition Planning in CPS and Special Education - Encouraging Coordination and Collaboration to Promote Better Outcomes; Clarifying Confidentiality: New Guidance on Sharing Information about the Education of Children and Youth in Foster Care

New ICWA Quick Reference Tools for State Courts

Current and Upcoming MCLEs on CPS-Related Issues

Education Considerations for the 2017 - 2018 School Year

Every Student Succeeds Act 

Announcing Two New Education Guides: Transition Planning in CPS and Special Education - Encouraging Coordination and Collaboration to Promote Better Outcomes; Clarifying Confidentiality: New Guidance on Sharing Information about the Education of Children and Youth in Foster Care

Texas Higher Education Information and Resource Guide for Foster Care Liaisons