Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Webinar
Presented by the NCJFCJ and Soberlink
April 6, 2023
11am PDT / 12pm MDT / 1pm CDT / 2pm EDT
This webinar is designed to provide judges, attorneys, and court professionals a better understanding of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), what it is, use of terms, and considerations when managing cases where AUD is present. This webinar explores the facts around AUD and how it factors into developing an optimal parenting plan where the child is safe and healthy. This presentation will start with an overview of AUD and alcohol addiction myths. The webinar will highlight questions to be considered by a judicial officer and the different risk factors associated with AUD. The webinar will also stress the importance of judges doing the right thing in cases involving AUD even when it is difficult to determine. Lastly, documentation of sobriety for child safety using alcohol monitoring will be discussed with attendees. Ultimately, the desired outcome of this webinar and the accompanying bench card is to begin to inform judges and system professionals about AUD so they may support safe and healthy family connections, engagement, and stability.
You may access the bench card by clicking the link below. Please join the NCJFCJ and Soberlink on Thursday, April 6th at 11:00 am PDT.
Chris Beck, VP of Business Development, Soberlink
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Bench Card:
Trial judges make scores of decisions every day, ranging from the simple to the complex. Among the most complex are those involving the impact of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) on the issues before the judge. Whether it is a disputed parenting plan, the appointment of a guardian, the safety of a child in a parent’s care, or the appropriate sentence or disposition, decisions involving AUD pose major challenges for judges. Judges need a starting place to begin this decision-making process when AUD is present.