Center on Children & Families
Legal Representation of Dependent Children
Juvenile Justice Handbook [884KB PDF]
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Join renowned neurodevelopmental psychologist Daniel Goldowitz, Ph.D., from Vancouver, B.C., for a discussion of current, cutting-edge research on toxic stress and its effect on the developing brains of young children.
This event is by invitation only (space limited) and will include local professionals who work with children and families, along with UF academics who develop and teach curricula that affect families. Joining forces and resources, we will begin a conversation about how to transform contemporary research into practices that help all children reach their fullest potential.
2013 Weyrauch Distinguished Lecture in Family Law by Dr. Pedro Noguera, NYU
Pedro Noguera, a sociology professor from NYU, explored this often overlooked issue in the Center on Children and Families’ eighth annual Distinguished Weyrauch Lecture at UF Law, Oct. 21 in HOL 180.
CCF File Briefs with United States Supreme Court
Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
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.
Emory Child Rights Project
“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
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