Community Chat – We Got This: How Hennepin County Family Court Services Is Meeting the Challenge in the Time of COVID

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We Got This: How Hennepin County Family Court Services Is Meeting the Challenge in the Time of COVID

An interactive online discussion facilitated Kate Stevens, Jason Chinander and Zak Chesson

On-line only

Within the span of a few days in March, Hennepin County Family Court Services went from providing families in-person ADR and evaluative services to not knowing how or when we would return to the Family Justice Center. With innovation and creativity, Family Court Services has adapted to the rapidly changing times, and we are providing our full range of services, albeit remotely. Kate, Jason and Zak will give an overview of how FCS has continued to offer assistance to families, what has worked well, and what ongoing challenges the department faces. Our goal is both to provide some ideas on what to expect when our services are required and to give some guidance to professionals who might be having difficulty navigating this unprecedented time.  This will be an opportunity to ask questions you may have. will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation on May 29.

Facilitator: Kate Stevens, Jason Chinander and Zak Chesson
Kate Stevens has been with Hennepin County Family Court Services since September 2016. Prior to becoming an evaluator, Kate practiced juvenile law for the Iowa Public Defender’s Office as a Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney for children involved in delinquency matters and for children/parents involved in child welfare cases.

Jason Chinander has been working as an Evaluator/Mediator for Hennepin County Family Court Services since May 2012. Prior to joining Family Court Services, Mr. Chinander worked in the field of mental health, working with children, families, and couples in a therapeutic setting. While completing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Mr. Chinander performed mentoring services to at-risk youth and helped develop and run an anger management group for middle school boys in a Minneapolis school district.

Zak Chesson has been with Hennepin County Family Court Services since November of 2017. He was previously with the State of Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Program, first as an ICWA certified GAL in Hennepin County, then as a Coordinator in Ramsey County. Zak is a member the AFCC-MN Board, the Legislative Committee, and the Annual Conference/Community Chat Planning Committee.

Location:  On line only
Prepay with Credit Card only.

Register early – we anticipate a full house. 

AFCC-MN Members:  $10

Non-members:  $15

Students:  Free

*On Line Only*

**There will be NO CE units for the Community Chats**

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