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Training Resource Library

NMFAP Resource Library 

Please note that not all sessions had resources and may not appear below.

NMFAP ECHO Session Recordings

Unless a closed session, most recordings of past ECHO sessions can be found on our NMFAP ECHO YouTube channel. (Please note that the channel is currently a work in progress.)

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)