F. Scott McCown

  • Clinical Professor
  • Director - Children's Rights Clinic

Activities

  • Speaker and Panelist: Effective Representation of Children and Aged-Out Foster Youth: Beyond the Basics

    August 23, 2016

    State Bar CLE

    Sponsored by the Children's Commission

  • Into the Fold Podcast, Episode 27: Child Welfare in Texas

    August 15, 2016

    MH Daily, A Service of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

  • Invited Testimony on Interim Charges Related to CPS

    July 12, 2016

    Texas House Human Services Committee

  • Kids in Court Roundtable Discussion

    May 20, 2016

    Texas Supreme Court's Children's Commission

    Served as facilitator.

  • Changes Need to be Made for CPS

    April 12, 2016

    Texas Perspectives - Op Ed

    A widely published op ed that first appeared in the Dallas Morning News on the current problems at Child Protective Services and the need for action.

  • Child Protection Court Ad Litem Seminar

    April 4, 2016

    Child Protection Courts of South Texas, Hill Country, and South Central Texas

    Moderated Foster Youth Panel and Presented on Ad Litem Representation.

  • Members Consultative Group

    March 3, 2016

    American Law Institute

    Participated in discussion of Preliminary Draft No. 1 for Restatement - Children and the Law.

  • Domestic Violence Advocates and Child Advocates: How Can We Work Together?

    January 22, 2016

    Texas Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

    Presentation

  • Texas Supreme Court Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services

    2016

    Appointed by Texas Supreme Court to serve on Commission to Expand Civil Legal Services. The commission is charged with developing proposals to meet the demand for affordable legal services.

  • Working Group on Enrolling Former Foster Youth in Medicaid

    2016

    Texas Health and Human Services Commission

    Served on working group to develop a presentation on enrolling former foster youth in Medicaid.

  • Meeting of the National Advisory Council

    2015

    Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

    The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invited Professor McCown to serve on its National Advisory Council, which met November 4-6.

  • Participated in Negotiated Rulemaking

    October 30, 2015

    Department of Family and Protective Services

    Invited to participate in negotiated rulemaking regarding notification of significant events in the Texas Family Code, §264.018(l), as amended by Section 48, SB 206, 84th Legislature, 2015.

  • “Hacking Through the Jungle of ICPC, UCCJEA, ICWA, and More”

    September 22, 2015

    Travis County CPS Model Court Continuing Legal Education

  • Presented Texas Civil Procedure Update

    September 11, 2015

    State Bar Advanced Civil Appellate Practice

  • Facilitated Discussion of the Judge's Role in Ensuring Child Well-Being

    August 18, 2015

    Child Welfare Conference hosted by Texas Center for the Judiciary

    Moderated panel of foster youth and facilitated judicial discussion of judge's role in ensuring child well-being in foster care cases.

  • Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Representation in CPS Cases

    July 21, 2015

    State Bar CLE

    Presented Continuing Legal Education Program sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Children's Commission to attorneys representing parties in CPS cases.

  • 78th Annual Conference

    2015

    National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

    Attended 78th Annual Conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

  • SB 1889 Implementation Stakeholder Workgroup

    2015

    Department of Family and Protective Services

    Provided comments on drafting regulations to implement Senate Bill 1889 relating to prohibiting findings of abuse and neglect against a parent who seeks mental or behavioral health services for a child from the department solely because the family is unable to obtain services elsewhere.

  • Legal Representation Workgroup

    January 30, 2015

    Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission

  • Facilatator, Child and Family Services Review Stakeholder Feedback Meeting

    January 23, 2015

    Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission

  • Member, HHSC Performance Review Strike Force

    January 12, 2015

    Appointed by Governor Abbott

  • Workshop on Reducing the Use of Psychotropic Medication in Foster Care

    January 8, 2015

    22nd Annual Children's Law Institute in New Mexico

  • American Law Institute's Member's Consultative Group

    2015

    Restatement on Children and the Law

  • Facilatator, Child and Family Services Review Stakeholder Feedback Meeting

    December 19, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission

  • Facilatator, Child and Family Services Review Stakeholder Feedback Meeting

    November 14, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission

  • Panelist on Hacking through the Jungle of ICPC, UCCJEA, ICWA, and Vienna Convention

    November 13, 2014

    Texas Department of Family & Protective Services Attorneys Conference

  • Testimony about DFPS/HHSC Consolidation

    November 13, 2014

    Sunset Advisory Comission

  • Advocates cite drownings in calls for help with CPS case loads

    July 18, 2014

    Houston Chronicle

    Quoted regarding foster care.

  • June 27, 2014

  • Testimony on Proposed Sunset Staff Recommendations regarding Department of Family and Protective Services

    June 25, 2014

    Sunset Advisory Comission

  • Inivited Testimony about Child Deaths Due to Maltreatment

    June 3, 2014

    Federal Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

  • Keynote Address on Foster Care Youth Success in College

    May 30, 2014

    Education Reach for Texans Conference

  • Comments on Proposed Sunset Staff Recommendations regarding Department of Family and Protective Services

    May 27, 2014

    Sunset Advisory Comission

  • Texas Civil Procedure Update

    April 23, 2014

    County and District Clerks Association, UT Law-CLE

  • HB 915 Implementation Workgroup

    March 7, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court Commission on Children, Youth & Families

    Facilitated the final meeting of the HB 915 Implementation Workgroup regarding the use of psychotropic medication in foster care.

  • Legal Representation Workgroup

    February 28, 2014

    Texas Supreme Court's Commission on Children, Youth & Families

    Participated as a member of the Legal Representation Workgroup to improve legal representation of children and parents in CPS cases.

  • Texas Senators Split on How to Address Sharp Rise in Foster Care Deaths

    February 21, 2014

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted in Dallas Morning News on child safety.

  • Testimony on Child Safety in Foster Care

    February 20, 2014

    Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee

  • Child Protection Training

    January 28, 2014

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

    Prepared a taped teaching module on preparing affidavits in child abuse cases.

  • Permanency Options and the Role of the Court-Appointed Special Advocate

    December 11, 2013

    Texas CASA Webinar

  • The United States of Texas, Why the Lone Star State is America’s future

    October 28, 2013

    Time Magazine

    Quoted by Time Magazine in cover story on Texas.

  • Texas Conquers America Predicts Time Magazine

    October 26, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by Dallas Morning News in Steve Blow column on Texas.

  • Eluding Big Ethics Fines

    September 1, 2013

    San Antonio Express-News

    Quoted by the San Antonio Express-News about the standard of review in administrative appeals in Texas.

  • Lawsuit charging that Texas provides shoddy care for foster children can advance, judge rules

    August 29, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by the Dallas Morning News about a federal class action regarding the care provided to foster children.

  • Toddler’s death raises questions about how Texas contractor screens, trains foster parents

    August 18, 2013

    Dallas Morning News

    Quoted by Dallas Morning News about how Texas screens and trains foster parents.

  • House Bill 915 Implementation Workgroup

    2013

    Facilitating the House Bill 915 Implementation Workgroup on psychotropic medication for foster youth at the request of the Texas Supreme Court Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families.

  • Advisory Council

    2013

    U.T. School of Social Work

  • Planning Committee for Meadows Mental Health Institute

    2013

    Serving on the Planning Committee for the Meadows Mental Health Institute at the request of the Meadows Foundation.

  • Trauma Informed Care Assessment Workgroup

    2013

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

  • Public Private Parternship on Foster Care Redesign

    2013

    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

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