Course description

This webinar will cover new legislation regarding case plans for incarcerated parents and what it means for the Guardian ad Litem Program.  The goals of this one-hour training are to: 


1.Identify and address the new law regarding incarcerated parents and the role of the GAL.


2.Introduce and explain GAL Protocol for cases with incarcerated parents.


3.Encourage a shift in thinking regarding incarcerated parents from “Can we TPR the incarcerated parent” to “What can we do to help the incarcerated parent successfully complete his/her case plan”.


**Additional separate training regarding case planning for incarcerated parents is also available through the Center for Child Welfare. To access, please go to: http://centervideo.forest.usf.edu/video/center/incarceratedparents/start.html

 

Reviews (2)

Very good, helpful. Concise information. Timely. Though should also touch on those parents who will be incarcerated until the child/ children become an adult or longer. What happens then?

by elizabeth clough

While the content was helpful, the presentation manner was not. As a good amount of the presentation was spent reviewing websites, using a PowerPoint presentation that did not show the content of the website as the trainer was discussing them was not useful. This resulted in staring at a blank slide for over ten minutes. At the very least, as slide which showed the links should have been inserted allowing those watching the PowerPoint could access those sites using a split screen and actually viewed what was being discussed.

by Richard Weisenfeld

Very good, helpful. Concise information. Timely. Though should also touch on those parents who will be incarcerated until the child/ children become an adult or longer. What happens then?

by elizabeth clough

While the content was helpful, the presentation manner was not. As a good amount of the presentation was spent reviewing websites, using a PowerPoint presentation that did not show the content of the website as the trainer was discussing them was not useful. This resulted in staring at a blank slide for over ten minutes. At the very least, as slide which showed the links should have been inserted allowing those watching the PowerPoint could access those sites using a split screen and actually viewed what was being discussed.

by Richard Weisenfeld

Patricia  Propheter

Patricia Propheter

J.D., Wake Forest University, School of Law
M.A.Ed, Virginia Polytechnic and State University
B.S.Ed, Western Carolina University

Patricia Propheter has over twenty years of teaching experience, including eight years of teaching exceptional students in the public school system prior to becoming a lawyer and eleven years teaching at Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University in the Critical Skills Program and as an adjunct professor of Juvenile Law and Domestic Violence Law.  She also teaches numerous courses in the online programs at Nova in the Criminal Justice Institute and the online Master of Science in Law program. 

In her current position as the Continuing Education Coordinator for the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program, Patricia trains new and experienced attorneys practicing Dependency Law and advocating for the best interest of Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.    

In addition to her teaching experiences, Patricia has practiced law in family and child welfare since 1993. She was the managing attorney for the Domestic Violence and Public Benefits unit at the Legal Aid Society of Northwest North Carolina from 1993 until 2001. After relocating back to her home state of Florida in 2001, she has practiced exclusively in child dependency, with both the Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program and the Department of Children and Family Services, Children’s Legal Services, at both the trial and appellate levels.                       

Course Contents

1 Video

4 PDFs

1 Download

1 Presentation

1.0 hr