Foster Care Review Board for Attorneys: 
What Child and Parent Attorneys Need to Know

Presenter: Carrie Mason, Program Attorney for the Tennessee Court Improvement Program

This presentation will provide attorneys information about the Foster Care Review Board process in Tennessee, including details on the guiding statutes and rules, general requirements, structure and support.  Attorneys will learn how they can support their clients by attending Foster Care Review Board and providing input on family progress. 

CLE:  This course has been approved for 1.25 hour of general CLE credit. 

  • The approved CLE for this training includes an additional 15 minutes (.25 credit hour) to include time to complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and Post-Training Quiz, CLE Request and Training Evaluation.  Kindly take your  time to offer thoughtful responses to the questions.
  • Partial Credit is not given for distance learning courses.  
  • CLE for completed on-demand distance learning courses is reported one time, regardless of calendar year.
  • Pre-Training Quiz questions allow us gauge the understanding of the topic before viewing the material.  Please answer each question with your current understanding of the topic.  Quiz questions are reviewed for data purposes and do not affect the reporting of your CLE hours.  

To continue, please complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and click "Continue to Training Presentation" at the bottom of the page.   You will be directed to the video presentation and training materials.


Information and Pre-Training Quiz



Acknowledgment - Action required below

CLE credit for On Demand Distance Learning courses is based on both content and time spent viewing the course. In order to receive CLE credit for the course, I understand I must complete and submit Pre-training Quiz and Survey,  view the course in its entirety, and complete the Post-training training quiz and evaluation. (The CIP can monitor the amount of time spent on viewing the course. Partial CLE credit will not be submitted.)  Please initial below to acknowledge the viewing requirement.

1. Under Tennessee law, the permanency plan and progress toward its goals must be reviewed:
2. Under Tennessee law, the permanency plan and progress toward its goals must be reviewed by:
3. A foster care review board is made up of:
4. The cornerstone document that the FCRB must rely on is the:
5. The board may make a direct referral to the court, including its findings and recommendations under which circumstances?
6. Please explain your primary reasons for taking this training:


Pre-Training Survey

Please take a few moments to complete the Pre-Training Survey.  Your responses will help us in planning future training opportunities and programs that relate directly to your practice in the Child Welfare System.  

If you have already completed the survey, or would prefer to not complete it, please select the appropriate response below.  You can then scroll to the bottom of the page to "Contnue to Training Presentation" to procced with the training.

1. Your professional role in Child Welfare (Please select all that apply) :

4.  In which county(ies) do you primarily practice?  Please indicate up to three counties.
*Kindly refrain from answering with "Tennessee."

5. How long have you worked in the child welfare system?
6. Would you like to receive future email correspondence regarding training and other activities sponsored by the Court Improvement Program?
Thank you for completing the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey.   Please click on submit to continue to the training presentation.