First Friday FCRB Engagement Hours

The Tennessee Court Improvement Program is currently broadcasting the First Friday Engagement Hour Series.

Each session, held live on Zoom the first Friday of every month at 12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern, includes a short training,  interview from the field and live office hours.  Short training topics will range from the basics of the Foster Care Review Board to more detailed topics about the court processes, child and youth well-being and transition.  

The training and interview portion of the each session will be recorded and shared here as they become available. 

Please click here to register to attend an upcoming live session.

Recorded Sessions: 

Session 1: January 7, 2022   FCRB Basics; Interview with Per Thomas, Educator and longtime multi-county FCRB Volunteer (45 minutes)

Session 2:  February 4, 2022   Tennessee Foster Care: Entry and Strategies for Exit; Interview with Jill Overton, Davidson County Safe Baby Court Coordinator (60 minutes)

Session 3:  March 4, 2022   The Court Process: Hearings on the Road to Permanency; Interview with Judge Sheila  Calloway, Davidson County Juvenile Court  (45 minutes)

Session 4:  April 1, 2022  The Child Welfare Process: Essential Meetings on the Road to Permanency; Interview with Beverly Norment, LMSW, MSW - DCS Program Manager, Permanency Planning Division  (60 minutes) 

Session 5: May 6, 2022   Extension of Foster Care, Independent Living and Education after Foster Care; Interview with Sarah Pauter, Senior Project Manager with John Burton Advocates for Youth (45 minutes)

Session 6: June 3, 2022  Tennessee Early Intervention Systems; training and interview with Amanda Sheaffer, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (30 minutes)

Session 7:  July 1, 2022 Referral, Evaluation and Planning for Children with Disabilities; Interview with Molly Wilson, McGavock High School, Special Education (60 minutes)


Click Here to access the "Road Map to Permanency"  graphic that is referenced in each of the First Friday Engagement Hour Sessions 



Upcoming Sessions:  12:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM Eastern

Information about the session topic will be added as it becomes available. 


August 5,2022   Review of "Common Mental Health Considerations Relevant to Foster Care" training by Dr. Meg Benningfield,  Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

September 2, 2022

October 7, 2022

November 4, 2022

December 2, 2022 


Please note: Training courses have not been approved for CLE, CEU, or POST credits.

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