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Free CLE - Family Time Visitation... Why It's Worth All the Effort
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Free CLE - Family Time Visitation... Why It's Worth All the Effort


When: Thursday, February 28, 2013
9:00 AM to Noon
Where: Criminal Justice Center
14250 49th Street North
Room 1900
Clearwater, Florida  33762
United States
Connie Ashmore or Pamela Gariepy


FREE CLE Program:
Family Time Visitation
Why It's Worth All the Effort

The quality and quantity of visitation/parenting time increases the likelihood of permanency and the well being of the child. Research shows that frequent visitation promotes reunification by providing an opportunity to heal damaged or unhealthy relationships.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 ~ 9:00 AM to Noon
Criminal Justice Center, Room 1900

14250 49th St. N., Clearwater, FL 33762

The Program:
Judge Lynn Tepper and Dr. Mimi Graham will discuss quality and frequency of parenting time and strategies for promotion successful visits. Dr. Graham will present the research on attachment and the effects of separation on young children, in addition to the developmental considerations for visits and how to interpret children's behaviors. Judge Tepper will share strategies for engaging parents, coaching for skill building, safety considerations, overcoming logistical obstacles, incremental increases in frequency and implementing a successful visitation plan.

Target Audience: This presentation will be valuable for judges and magistrates who hear dependency and family cases, court staff, child protective investigators, dependency case managers, supervisors, attorneys in both dependency and family law, Guardian Ad Litem staff and volunteers, and foster parent/caregivers.

Education Credits: Applications have been submitted for CJEs, CLEs, & CEUs.

To Register: RSVP via email to Connie Ashmore: or Pamela Gariepy:

Sponsored by: The Office of the State Courts Administrator - Officof Court Improvement and The Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention Policy

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the flyer with this information.


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