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(Open To the Public)
November 14, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville
Neuroscience teaches us how critical environment is in shaping young brains. These influences affect who we are and what we become. Influences that are toxic weaken the architecture of the developing brain, which lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health.
The conference will focus on victims of domestic violence who became defendants in the criminal justice system as a result of their response to violence against them.
Joshua Safran was the attorney for Deborah Peagler, whose story was captured in the award winning documentary, “Crime After Crime.”
The conference is approved for seven general CLE credits and five marital and family law CLE credits.
The conference agenda can be viewed here.
October 30, 2014
October 31, 2014
The Center on Children and Families has filed an Amicus Brief with the United States Supreme Court. The case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation, No. 12-399, is set to decide two issues: whether a non-custodial parent can invoke ICWA to block an adoption voluntarily and lawfully initiated by a non-Indian parent under state law; and whether ICWA defines “parent” in 25 U.S.C. § 1903(9) to include an unwed biological father who has not complied with state law rules to attain legal status as a parent.
“LGBTQ YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SURVEY: A Joint Project on Marriage Equality of the University of Florida Center on Children and Families and the Emory Child Rights Project” by Kathryn Brightbill, Brian W. Kaufman, Margaret Riley, and Nick Vargo
The mission of the Center on Children and Families is to promote the highest quality of advocacy, teaching and scholarship in the areas of child & family law and policy. Read More »
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