On September 7, 2023, the Children’s Commission hosted a live webinar entitled “Trauma History and Psychotropic Medications: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know.”
Speakers included Hon. Delia Gonzales, Associate Judge of the Dallas County Child Protection and Permanency Court; Dr. Anu Partap, Medical Director of Health Equity at Cook Children’s Health Care System; Tiffany Crouch Bartlett, parent and child’s attorney in Central Texas, and Michelle Latray, parent and child’s attorney in Groesbeck, Texas. The webinar addressed the importance of having a patient’s complete trauma history to assist health professionals with providing proper medical diagnoses and treatment plans. Duties, responsibilities, and best practice tips for attorneys representing parents and children in child welfare cases when psychotropic medications are or may be prescribed to a child were also covered.
The video replay and accompanying materials are below.
- Sample Questions to Help Child Welfare and Court Teams Catch Moments to Protect Children and Support Forever Families (excerpt from Catching Moments to Promote Health Equity and Safety from the Bench presented by Dr. Anu Partap)
- Examples of Red Flags Signaling Potential Gaps in Health Care-Child Welfare Systems Collaboration (excerpt from Catching Moments to Promote Health Equity and Safety from the Bench presented by Dr. Anu Partap)
MCLE Information: The recorded webcast was approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE and .25 hours of ethics credit. Attorneys and judges seeking MCLE credit hours may contact CCTraining@txcourts.gov after viewing the session recording to receive information on how to self-report their MCLE to the State Bar of Texas.
TBLS certification and recertification hours: This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 1.5 hours of certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for attorneys and paralegals in the specialty field of Child Welfare Law.