Child/Family Evaluations: What Parent Attorneys Need to Know

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Monday, August 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Child/Family Evaluations, or CFE’s, are a common tool used by Child Protective Services in North Carolina to assist DSS in making case decisions and plans for services. Many parent attorneys feel left out of the loop on these evaluations, unsure of their purpose and how they can help or hurt your client’s case. Dr. Matala, a licensed psychologist, and an authorized CFE examiner since 2009, teaches you what a CFE is (and what a CFE is not), who are the people allowed to conduct a CFE and what is their primary focus. This session includes a review of child and collateral interviews, the RADAR approach, coaching concerns, and how conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made in a CFE. Parent attorneys will be interested in learning the rules on releasing CFE records and tips for reviewing a CFE in preparation for court.


Dr. Kristy Matala, Psychologist


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1.00 hours
CLE Value:
1 hrs
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