ASA Now is proud to present an empowering and informative presentation: Jacob's Law (HB 2442). Come and learn everything you need to know about your rights as a foster, kinship, or adoptive parent. Whatever your role in caring for at-risk children – we’d like to invite you to attend.
Jacob’s Law (HB2442) provides required timelines to access behavioral and urgent health services, requires a placement packet, provides protections for caregivers, protects caregivers against allegations or charges from the Department of Child Safety due to their children's mental illness and provides Out-of-Home request timelines. Participants will also learn how to get involved to effectively advocate for vulnerable children and families, how to influence positive change and ensure their voice is heard.
Jacob’s Law provides required timelines to access behavioral and urgent health services: Rapid Response, Assessments, Service Appointments, Securing Out of County Services, Securing Services when service Request Timeline has Expired.
The passage of Jacob’s Law has resulted in an increased awareness of family and member rights and has improved access to behavioral health services. Attending educational sessions on Jacob’s Law assists attendees in learning to navigate the system, particularly for children/youth with high needs. Ongoing education about Jacob’s Law is critical for both families and any professionals who engage with children.
The presenter is a foster and adoptive mom who faced great burdens and barriers to care for her children who took on the cause of helping thousands of children and families throughout the state of Arizona and effectively helped pass Jacob’s Law.
Anika Robinson has a B.A. in Education from Ottawa University. She is a foster and adoptive parent to ten children who as a private citizen authored and helped pass Jacob’s Law. Anika was the former Foster Care Community Liaison at AHCCCS and is the Co-Founder and President of ASA Now, a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization.
In Person and Virtual Training Date & Time:
Monday 8/9/21, 10 am - 1 pm
Monday 9/13/21, 6 pm - 9 pm
Monday 10/18/21, 10 am - 1 pm
Monday 11/15/21, 6 pm - 9 pm
Monday 12/13/21, 10 am to 1 pm
This event will be held at Jacob's Mission Community Center, 7830 E. University Dr. Mesa, AZ 85207 (Sossaman and University).
Workshops and support group may be offered virtually as well as on a case-by-case basis. If you need to attend this event virtually, please call 623-428-1592 after registering to make arrangements.
There is a $20 training charge which will go directly to help offset the operation and maintenance cost of Jacob's Mission Community Center.
We have a limited amount of sponsorships available per event for families facing financial hardship. If you would like to be considered for a sponsorship please email us at Hope@asanow.org
Due to the time and effort that it takes to put these events together, we want you to be aware that there are NO REFUNDS or CREDITS.
Failing to attend or not notifying us will exclude you from attending future Jacob's Law Trainings. We understand that emergencies happen. If you are unable to attend, you MUST notify us ahead of scheduled arrival time and we ask that you give us as much notice as possible by calling 623-428-1592. Be sure to leave a voicemail or text if we don't answer.
A 3 hour certificate of participation will be provided.
This training is for Kinship Caregivers, Licensed Foster Caregivers, Foster/Adoptive Caregivers, Guardianship Caregivers for children who previously were or are under the custody of Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS), CASA, Attorneys, GAL, Juvenile Judges, Behavioral Health professionals, Licensing Agencies and staff. Open to any professional working with children currently in the custody of Arizona DCS.
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