MDLPA: Mental Disability Issues in Juvenile and Family Law

Presented By Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD | Michael Perlin, JD
Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD Michael Perlin, JD

20 hours | 20 CEs

This On Demand professional training program on Mental Disability Issues in Juvenile and Family Law is presented by Michael L. Perlin, JD, and Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD, in partnership with Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates.

This program focuses on four critical topics. First, learning why these issues are so essential for mental health professionals, advocates, lawyers and mediators whose work touches on any aspect of the family law system; Second, considering the full range of issues related to custody (including issues specifically related to children with special needs), adoption, marriage dissolution, foster care, and domestic abuse and guardianships as they relate to persons with mental disabilities, including the unique issues related to the role and scope of expert testimony; Third, considering the full range of special topics related to juvenile commitments to psychiatric institutions, matters related to the criminal trials of juveniles with mental disabilities (including, but not limited to questions of competency and waiver), correctional facilities in which juveniles are housed, the role of problem-solving courts, and the application of international human rights principles to this area of the law; and Forth, understand why it is vital to consider the role of sanism and pretextuality in all aspects of this system, and the application of therapeutic jurisprudence to all questions.

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe issues related to juvenile commitments to psychiatric institutions

Describe issues related to the criminal trials of juveniles with mental disabilities

Describe issues related to questions of competency and waiver in juveniles with mental disabilities

Describe the role of problem-solving courts

Describe the application of international human rights principles to this area of the law

Describe why mental disability issues are so critical to mental health professionals, advocates, lawyers and mediators whose work touches on any aspect of the family law system

Describe issues related to custody in adoption, marriage dissolution, foster care, and domestic abuse and guardianships as they relate to persons with mental disabilities

Describe why it is important to consider the role of sanism and pretextuality in all aspects of this system

Describe the application of therapeutic jurisprudence to all questions

Describe special issues related to the role and scope of expert testimony

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Presented By

Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD

Heather Ellis Cucolo is an adjunct professor in New York Law School’s online mental disability law program, has served as Acting Director of that program, and has contributed to the development of courses within the program as well as assisted in collaboration with Asia-Pacific partners to fost...

Presented By

Michael Perlin, JD

Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center. He is also the co-founder of Mental Di...

Curriculum

1. Mental Disability Issues

2. Custody Evaluations: Competence and Domestic Relations

3. Child Custody Determinations

4. Perceptual Mechanisms

5. Domestic Violence

6. Juvenile Civil Commitment

7. Children's Competence

8. Juvenile Waiver Issues

9. The Juvenile Court System

10. International Human Rights

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Transforming mental health professionals into experts

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

Learn at your own pace, from wherever you might be!

Program Partner

Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates, LLC

We are proud to partner with Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates, LLC for this training. MDLPA is a boutique educational training company that offers specialized mental disability law consulting, the creation or enhancement of distance learning programs, in-house or online courses, and day or weekend training seminars to reputable organizations, educational institutions, professional groups, and advocacy groups focused on providing advanced knowledge and skills to persons working with marginalized populations.

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