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Child Welfare Case Staffing: Child Welfare Court Case (Video)

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

Date: April 19, 2021 | Length: 00:11:09

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) prepared this animated video that simulates a hearing between a judge, a child welfare worker, and attorneys. The court and child welfare professionals discuss visitation for a mother receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The video is silent from 1:36—1:40 while the following text appears on the screen Child Welfare Mock Case Staffing: Child Welfare Court Case. From 1:41—1:45 four characters’ roles are displayed in front of where they are seated in the courtroom from left to right, Child Attorney, Child Welfare Worker, Parent Attorney, and Parent. The character roles, names, when available, and the timestamp are listed in order of when the character first speaks in the animated video: judge at 1:48, child welfare worker, Susana Rodriguez at 2:07, parent, Mrs. Ballinger at 2:32, parent attorney at 2:33, and child attorney at 4:44. View the audio description version .

Topic(s): Medication-Assisted Treatment

Section: Related Online Training, Videos, and Webinars

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