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NMFAP ECHO® TRAINING LIBRARY 

NMFAP ECHO was created in an effort to build a knowledge-sharing platform for judges, court staff, parent and children’s attorneys, social workers, child welfare agencies, community service providers, educators, and parents and families. The goal of NMFAP ECHO was to create a virtual community of child welfare system practitioners dedicated to improving the well-being of New Mexico’s children and families.

NMFAP Virtual Community of PracticeThe platform built from the experience of the New Mexico Family Advocacy Program, which from 2018-2023 provided parents in child welfare cases an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, social workers, and parent mentors to give families enhanced advocacy and support for reunification or other preferred outcomes. The listing of presentation titles and associated resources are available below. Additionally, many ECHO session recordings can be found on YouTube.

Thank you to all of the presenters and participants who helped create this amazing community! 

NMFAP ECHO SESSION LIST 2019-2023

Session 62 | 6.13.2023 | Preparing Your Client to Testify using a Team Approach  

Presentation Slides - Direct Examinations: A Team Approach to Preparing your Client to Testify

Queva Hubbard, CPSW, NMFAP Lead Parent Mentor; Camille Hancock, LMSW, NMFAP Lead Social Worker; Susan Burgess-Farrell and Barry G. Porter, Burgess & Porter Law, LLC

CLE Form

Direct Examination of Respondent in Child Abuse/Neglect Case

Child Abuse/Neglect Case Flow & Important Meeting Dates

Termination of Parental Rights Process

Session 61 | 5.16.2023 | Zealous Representation in a Collaborative Practice

Presentation Slides - Zealous Representation and Advocacy in a Collaborative System: Choosing the Most Effective Advocacy for Different Situations (and Personalities)

Cantrell Mosley, CYFD Sandoval County Office Manager; Catherine Pavelski, CPSW, NMFAP Parent Mentor; Cynthia Tessman, JD, CWLS, CYFD CCA Statewide Trainer; Leslie Jones, JD, CWLS, NMFAP Lead Attorney; John Sánchez, LCSW, NMFAP Social Worker

CLE Form

Session 60 | 4.11.2023 | Responsible Parenting in the Age of Legalized Marijuana   

Presentation Slides - Recreational or Medical: Responsible Parenting in the Age of Legal Marijuana

Colten W. Larsen, PSY.D., Gold Standard Forensics

Causal effects of cannabis legalization on parents, parenting, and children: A systematic review

Wilson S, Rhee SH. Causal effects of cannabis legalization on parents, parenting, and children: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2022 Mar;156:106956. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2022.106956. Epub 2022 Jan 21. PMID: 35074421; PMCID: PMC9021885ureau

Examining the relationship between marijuana use, medical marijuana dispensaries, and abusive and neglectful parenting

Freisthler B, Gruenewald PJ, Wolf JP. Examining the relationship between marijuana use, medical marijuana dispensaries, and abusive and neglectful parenting. Child Abuse Negl. 2015 Oct;48:170-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 18. PMID: 26198452; PMCID: PMC4593739.

Medical Marijuana Use and Parenting: A Qualitative Study

Thurstone C, Binswanger IA, Corsi KF, Rinehart DJ, Booth RE. Medical Marijuana Use and Parenting: A Qualitative Study. Adolesc Psychiatry (Hilversum). 2013;3(2):190-194. doi: 10.2174/2210676611303020010. PMID: 31440441; PMCID: PMC6706266.

CLE Form

Session 59 | 3.14.2023 | Emotional Intelligence: The Ethics of Self-Regulation and its Impact on Clients and Others

Presentation Slides - Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Management

CYFD, Workforce Development Bureau

Presentation Slide Notes - Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Management

CYFD, Workforce Development Bureau

Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire

National Health Service, England

Empathy Quiz

Greater Good Magazine

CLE Form

Session 58 | 2.14.2023 | Evidence Based Practice: Why and How to Advocate

Presentation Slides - System Change Innovations for Children in State’s Custody

Bryce Pittenger, LPCC, CEO of Behavioral Health Collaborative, State of New Mexico

CLE Form

Session 56 | 11.15.2022 | System-Based, Trauma Responsive Information Gathering

Presentation Slides - System-Based, Trauma Responsive Information Gathering

George E. Davis, MD

CLE Form

Session 55 | 10.18.2022 | NMFAP Targeted CFSR Review: Stakeholder Report-Out

Presentation Slides - NMFAP CFSR Reviews Results (OCTOBER 2022)

Karla Young, LMSW, contracted quality assurance reviewer

NMFAP Targeted Child and Family Services Reviews Plan

Child and Family Services Reviews (Targeted NMFAP Review) Quick Reference Items List

NMFAP Targeted Child and Family Services Reviews Final Report

NMFAP Targeted Child and Family Services Reviews Report Summary

Session 54 | 9.13.2022 | Individual Planning Process: CYFD Empowering Parents in Case Planning Decision Making

Presentation Slides - An Overview of the Individualized Planning Process

Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) and The Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (CWG) – Joy Weathers, IPP Program Liaison and Freida Baker, Executive Director, CWG

Session 53 | 8.9.2022 | CCIC Enhanced Family Time Initiative: Overview & Opportunities for Advocacy

Presentation Slides - Enhanced Supports to Families: Meaningful Family Time

Honorable John J. Romero (Ret.)

Template Order on Family Time

Strong Families Strategy Brief: How Can Frequent, Quality Family Time Promote Relationships and Permanency?

Casey Family Programs

Family Time and Visitation for Children and Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Administration on Children, Youth and Families Children’s Bureau

CLE Form

Session 52 | 7.12.2022 | Quality Evaluations to Support Quality Services for Complex Clients

Presentation Slides - Mental Health Expert Witnessess

Julie M. Brovko, PH.D.

CLE Form

Session 50 | 5.10.2022 | Working with Resource Parents as Allies

Presentation Slides - Resource Parent Pre-service Training Overview

Children, Youth and Families Department

Session 49 | 4.12.2022 | Getting Your Message to the Courts: Understanding the Legal Requirements of Evidence

Presentation Slides - Understanding Evidence and Trial Objections

Susan Burgess-Farrell and Barry Porter, Burgess & Porter Law

Cross Examination - 14 Commandments

Cross Examination - Modes of Impeachment

Trial Objections Cheat Sheet

CLE Form

Session 48 | 3.8.2022 | Youth Perspectives on Family Time

CLE Form

Session 47 | 2.8.2022 | Introduction to Mindfulness

Presentation Slides - Introduction to Mindfulness

Elizabeth Bennett, LMSW, MPH, Program Manager, New Mexico State University’s Center of Innovation for Behavioral Health and Wellbeing

Introduction to Mindfulness Agenda

Attitudes of Mindfulness

Session 45 | 11.09.2021 | Supporting Complex Clients

Presentation Slides - Complex Clients: Also known as humans

Cristen Conley, Child Welfare Law Specialist and senior attorney, University of New Mexico’s Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice

CLE Form

Trauma Informed Lawyering

Complex Trauma Resource - Rule of Threes

Successful Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing

Personal Safety Tip Sheet

Secondary Trauma Tip Sheet

Trauma: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know

Session 44 | 10.12.2021 | Out of Court Advocacy for Building Individualized Treatment Plans

Presentation Slides - Defense Social Work: Building Collaborative Case Strategies

Zabrina Aleguire, Cofounder and External Executive Director & Arielle Reisman, Senior Social Worker, East Bay Family Defenders

Attorney to Defense Social Worker Case Referral Content

East Bay Family Defenders

Biopsychosocial and Spiritual Assessment

East Bay Family Defenders

Social Work Case Outline

East Bay Family Defenders

CLE Form

Session 43 | 9.14.2021 | From Foster Parents to Resource Parents

Presentation Slides - Icebreaker Meetings: A Tool for Building Better Relationships between Birth Families and Resource Families

Children, Youth and Families Department 

CLE Form

Session 42 | 8.10.2021 | Basic ICWA & Quality Representation

Presentation Slides - ICWA & Quality Representation: The Basics & Beyond

Brian Ray, ICWA Court Attorney (RA/GAL/YA) and Bette Fleishman, Director of Pegasus and ICWA Court Attorney (GAL/YA)

CLE Form

Session 41 | 7.13.2021 | Making the Most of the First 60 Days

Presentation Slides: Using Cornerstone Advocacy to Make the Most of the First 60 Days

Leslie Jones, JD, CWLS & Jill Cohen, LCSW

Blank Abuse Neglect Respondent Motion

New Mexico Cornerstone Architecture in Support of Motion for Visitation

New Mexico Cornerstone Architecture in Support of Relative Placement

CLE Form

Session 40 | 6.15.2021 | Accessing Housing Opportunities in Albuquerque

Presentation Slides: Accessing Affordable Housing in Albuquerque

Brian Eagan, J.D., City of Albuquerque Housing Authority

Supplemental Slides: AHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Pre-application Process

Flyer - Housing Choice Voucher & Project-based Voucher Units Pre-application

Albuquerque Housing Authority Brochure

Section 8 Housing Vouchers in 3 minutes

A simple story that explains housing choice vouchers. What happens to Renee when she can no longer work a full time job, or when James’ income isn’t enough to pay for himself and two kids?

Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) in 3 minutes

A simple story that explains how LIHTC works. Will nonprofit developer Scooter be able to revitalize the abandoned school down the street?

The Power of HUD Section 3

The HUD Section 3 Program introduction video is less than 5 minutes and has inspiring stories of low income people succeeding in overcoming poverty and moving from welfare to work, as they rebuild and renovate affordable housing units

Session 39 | 5.11.2021 | The State of Child Welfare in New Mexico: Legislative Updates

2021 Legislative Updates Re: Child Welfare in NM

Representative Gail Chasey 

Session 38 | 4.13.2021 | Use of Vistitation Hosts and Alternatives to Supervised Visits

Presentation Slides: Visit Host: Partnering with Families to Support Connection

Cantrell Mosley, Sandoval County Office Manager, CYFD;  Stephanie Chavez, Engagement and Training Manager, Fostering Connections Bureau; and, Darlene Dickson, CYFD Resource Parent 

Supervised Visitation Narrative Form

Session 37 | 3.16.2021 | Mental Health Experts in Child Welfare

Presentation Slides: Social Work/Legal Issues Related to Mental Health Testimony

John Duran, JD & Susan K. Burns, LCSW 

CLE Form

Session 36 | 2.16.2021 | Supplemental Security Income (SSI) & Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver: Issues for Respondents

Presentation Slides: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) & Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver: Issues for Respondents

Peter Cubra, JD & John Bishop, Action Disability Representatives

CLE Form

DD Waiver Application Form

DD Waiver Intake and Eligibility web page

DDSD Central Registry Fact Sheet

DDSD Intake and Eligibility Offices

DDSD Waiver Intake & Eligibility Fact Sheet

NM Administrative Code DD Waiver Definition for Eligibility

SSI Appeals Process

SSI Eligibility

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Hannah C. Appeal A-1-CA-38341

Session 34 | 11.17.2020 | Advocating for Medically Assisted Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

Presentation Slides: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opiate Use Disorders

Andrew Hsi, MD, MPH & George Davis, MD
Session 33 | 10.20.2020 | Introduction to CYFD’s Safety Assessment Tool

SDM® Community Handout

Presentation Slides: SDM® Safety and Risk Assessment Training - Children, Youth & Families Department

Ashley Williams, CYFD Albuquerque Metro Region Office #4, County Office Manager
Session 31 | 09.15.2020 | Invoking the ADA in CW Cases

Stipulated Order Re Application of ADA

Red Book Excerpt re: ADA

Protecting Rights of Disabled Parents Guidelines - DHHS

Dept. of Health and Human Services & Dept. of Justice

Presentation Slides: Title II of the ADA & Child Welfare Proceedings

Laurel Nesbitt, Disability Rights New Mexico Staff Attorney

Order Re Application of ADA

Motion Packet for ADA Accommodations

Americans with Disabilities Act - Statement of Law & Coverage

Session 29 | 08.18.2020 | Psychotropic Medications in CW Cases

Presentation Slides: Psychotropic Medications in Child Welfare Cases

George Davis, M.D., Supervising Child Psychiatrist, University of New Mexico Family Medicine Clinics
Session 27 | 07.21.2020 | Understanding the Fostering Connections Act

Presentation Slides: Understanding the Fostering Connections Act

Hilari Lipton, Director of Transition Aged Youth, Farra Fong, Office of Transition-Aged Youth & Kelly O’Neill, Supervising Appellate Attorney, CYFD

Fostering Connections Plan - Older Youth

Fostering Connections - Voluntary Services and Support Agreement Form

DRAFT-Fostering Connections Sample Petition

This form is for reference only and not a finalized form for use.

DRAFT-Fostering Connections Sample Motion for Appointment of Counsel for Eligible Adult

This form is for reference only and not a finalized form for use.

DRAFT- Fostering Connections Sample Order Appointing Counsel for Eligible Adult

This form is for reference only and not a finalized form for use.

DRAFT- Fostering Connections Sample Initial Order

This form is for reference only and not a finalized form for use.

Session 25 | 06.16.2020 | Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation

Presentation Slides: Commercial Child Sexual Exploitation in Child Welfare

Elizabeth Hamilton, LCSW, Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services, CYFD & Diana P. Trujillo, LISW, LCSW, Behavioral Health Therapist, Albuquerque Girls Reintegration Center (AGRC)
Session 23 | 05.19.2020 | Cultural Competency in CW Practice

Presentation Slides: Cultural Humility in Child Welfare Practice

Amy Whitfield, CYFD Special Projects Coordinator
Session 21 | 04.21.2020 | In and Out of Court Advocacy for Less Restrictive Visitation

Presentation Slides: In and Out of Court Advocacy

Maria-Estelí Juárez, Respondent/GaL/Youth and NMFAP Attorney in the 2nd & 13th JDCs
Session 20 | 04.07.2020 | COVID-19 Response & Working Together

Motion for Order Permitting In-Person Visitation

How the Current ‘Shelter in Place’ Order Uniquely Impacts Children in Foster Care

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Session 19 | 03.17.2020 | CYFD Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Updates

Presentation Slides: Performance Improvement Plan

Angela Baca, CYFD Quality Assurance Manager & Sarah Meadows, CYFD Research, Assessment and Data Bureau Chief
Session 18 | 03.03.2020 | Related Domestic Relations and Child Support Cases

Uncontested Petition for Paternity

Response

Petition to Establish Parentage

Petition for Order of Protection from Domestic Abuse

Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (with children)

Motion to Revoke Kinship Guardianship

Motion to Modify Order

Motion for Referral to Mediation

Final Decree of Parentage

Entry of Appearance Pro Se

Domestic Relations Information sheet

Session 14 | 11.19.2019 | Interdisciplinary Practice: Challenges and Opportunities

Presentation Slides: Interdisciplinary Practice: Challenges and Opportunities

Eden Karnes, LMSW, and Julie Suh, Esq., Center for Family Representation in New York

Ideas and Issues to Consider as the Team Gets Started

Center for Family Representation
Session 13 | 11.05.2019 | Releases of Information

SW Family Guidance Center Release of Health Information Form

NMFAP Release of Information Form

NM CYFD Parent Release of Confidential Information Form

CYFD 13th District Release of Information Form

Session 12 | 10.15.2019 | Psychotropic Medications in CW Cases

Presentation Slides: Psychotropic Medications in Foster Care

Janice M. Penn, Ph.D., APRN-BC, of the Guidance Foundation, Inc.
Session 11 | 09.17.2019: Cultural Competency & Humility in Child Welfare

Presentation Slides: Cultural Competence & Cultural Humility

Kee J.E. Straits, PhD, and Brenda Quinonez, LCSW, El Puente de Encuentros
Session 10 | 08.20.2019 | Legal Advocacy for Achieving Cornerstone Principles

Presentation Slides: Legal Advocacy for Achieving Cornerstone Principles

Leslie Jones, J.D., CWLS, NMFAP Lead Attorney and Kathryn Brock, LMSW, NMFAP Social Worker
Session 9 | 07.23.2019 | Clinical Case Management: The Social Worker Role in an Interdisciplinary Team

Presentation Slides: Clinical Case Management: The Social Worker's Role in an Interdisciplinary Team

Caitlin DiFiore, LMSW, NMFAP Lead Social Worker
Session 8 | 07.09.2019 | Washington State’s Interdisciplinary Program

Presentation Slides: Washington State's Statewide Interdisciplinary Program

Brett Ballew, Managing Attorney, Washington State Office of Public Defense Parents Representation Program

Legal Ethics & High CW Worker Turnover: An Unexplored Connection

Frank E. Vandevort, Robin Pott Gonzalez, & Kathleen Coulborn Faller
Session 7 | 06.25.2019 | Mental Health Issues in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases

Presentation Slides: How Mental Health Issues Manifest Throughout the Abuse & Neglect Case Process

Susan K. Burns, LCSW
Session 6 | 06.11.2019 | Impact of Changes to Federal Law on CW Practice

Presentation Slides: The Impact of Changes to Federal Law on Child Welfare Practice

Beth Gillia, Director of the Institute of Public Law and its Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice

Implementation of Title IV-E.PlnReqs-ACYF-CB-PI-18-07.pdf

AdditionalInfo.Instrct.AnnualProgress-Services-Report-ACF-PI-18-06.pdf

ACF-NewLegis.FFPSA-DivE-IM-18-02.pdf

Session 5 | 05.28.2019 | Parent Mentoring to Support Parents and Helping to Move Cases Forward

Presentation Slides: Parent Mentors: Relate, Support & Affirm

Queva Hubbard, NMFAP Parent Mentor Coordinator and Certified Peer Support Specialist
Session 4 | 05.14.2019 | Incorporating Trauma Responsive Care in Interdisciplinary Practice

Presentation Slides: Incorporating Trauma Responsive Care in Interdisciplinary Practice

Cristen Conley, JD, CWLS, and Senior Attorney, University of New Mexico’s Corinne Wolfe Center for Child and Family Justice

Peace in Place Project: Building Healing Spaces

Deanna VanBuren, Yuval Berger, and Kimberly Fauss

Lessons Learned from Developing a Trauma Consultation Protocol for Juvenile & Family Courts

Shawn C. Marsh, Dr. Alicia Summers, Alicia DeVault, & Guillermo Villalobos

Further Reading and Resource Page for Trauma Responsive Care in Interdisciplinary Practice

CBCC Trauma Audits & Building a Wellness Environment

Kathy Thompson, Iowa CIP; Allison McKenzie, Architect NCSC; Alicia Davis, CBCC; Melissa Gueller, CBCC; Eva Klain, CBCC; Scott Trowbridge, CBCC 
Session 3 | 04.30.2019 | Psychosocial, Developmental, and Mental Health Obstacles to Parental and Family Success

Presentation Slides: Psychosocial, Developmental, Mental Health Obstacles to Parental & Family Success

Susan K. Burns, LCSW, NM School for the Deaf and former Field Education Coordinator
Session 2 | 04.16.2019 | Understanding IEP Law and Special Education

Presentation Slides: Individuals with Disabilities Act

Matthew Montaño, Deputy Commissioner of Special Populations and Monitoring, Texas State Education Agency
Session 1 | 04.02.2019 | Colorado’s Interdisciplinary Parent Representation Model

Presentation Slides: Colorado's Interdisciplinary Parent Representation Model

Jill Cohen, LSW, Director of Programs, Colorado’s Office of Respondent Parent Counsel (ORPC)