BREAKOUT SESSION 9 | GAL: Setting the Stage for Timely Permanency in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases

This session will examine tools and advocacy that a Guardian ad Litem can implement within the first 90 days of a child abuse and neglect case to promote safe and timely permanency for families. Specifically, we will discuss early engagement of families, identifying family specific services and treatments, and concurrent permanency planning.

Speaker: Lisa M. Dube, Supervising Permanency Attorney, Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division, Kansas City