2009 Guest Speaker Series and Readings
David Berns, Casey Family Programs, Executive Vice President of Child and Family Services: "The Capacity of Foster Children to Participate in Decisions Affecting Their Lives." (To view talk: Click title) For more information on David Berns, go here.
- Seen, Heard and Represented, Representing and Engaging Youth and Parents in Court, power point presentation by David Berns
- Buss, "You're My What?"; The Problem of Children's Misperceptions of Their Lawyers' Roles
- Denver Juvenile Court, Model Court Permanency Questionnaires
Katherine Rosenblum, Clinical Developmental Psychologist, Research Scientist, UM Center for Human Growth and Development: "Development Considerations That May Affect Decision-Making for Young Children in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems." (To view talk: Click title) For more on Professor Rosenblum, go here.
- Larrieu, et al, Predictors of Permanent Loss of Custody for Mothers of Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care
- Wulczyn and Hislop, The Placement of Infants in Foster Care
Emily Buss, Professor of Law, University of Chicago: "Due Process for Children: Designing A Court Process That Takes Account of Their Development." (To view talk: Click title) For more on Professor Buss, go here.
- Buss, Confronting Developmental Barriers to the Empowerment of Child Clients
- Buss, The Missed Opportunity in Gault
- Buss, Rethinking the Connection Between Developmental Science and Juvenile Justice (Book Review of Scott & Steinberg, Rethinking Juvenile Justice.)
Frank Vandervort, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Child Advocacy Law Clinic and currently running the first Juvenile Justice Clinic at UM Law School: "Child Development Issues in Juvenile Justice; Criminal Responsibility, Ability to Direct Counsel, and Participation of Youth." (To view talk: Click title) For more information on Professor Vandervort, go here.
- Scott and Steinberg, Adolescent Development and the Regulation of Youth Crime, [go to page 15 in document]
- Competency Evaluation, House Bill No. 6525
Daniel Keating, Ph.D., Director and Research Professor, University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development, Professor of Psychology, College of LS&A; Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases, Medical School: "Brain Development (Neuroscience) Issues Related to Older Children and How That May Impact Their Ability to Participate in Legal Decision-Making." (To view talk: Click title) For more information on Professor Keating, go here.
- Grisso, Juveniles' Competence to Stand Trial: A Comparison of Adolescents' and Adults' Capacities as Trial Defendants
- Steinberg and Scott, Less Guilty by Reason of Adolescence: Developmental Immaturity, Diminished Responsibility, and the Juvenile Death Penalty
First Meeting: Introductions, Orientation and presentation of Research Topics.
- Cunningham, A Question of Capacity: Towards a Comprehensive and Consistent Vision of Children and Their Status Under Law (To view: Right Click the item and select save as)
- Bellotti v Baird, 443 U.S. 622
- Grisso, Between and Rock and a Soft Spot: Developmental Research and the Child Advocacy Process