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  • 2020 CIP, JUVENILE DEPENDENCY PROGRAM - REMOTE MEDIATION: USING SOCIAL DISTANCING EFFECTIVELY (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (May 8, 2020)

    Course Description:

    Are you handling the challenges associated with remote mediation and social distancing? Do you have room to improve? Join Nancy Yeend, long-time mediation faculty at The National Judicial College for a webcast to discuss the challenges and some methods to address them. Ms. Yeend will discuss confidentiality, technology and equipment, caucus techniques, and the increased importance of thorough preparation. Engagement strategies and the reduction of emotional outbursts will also be discussed. Ms. Yeend will also provide examples of effective and relevant assignments for the parties.

  • 2020 CIP MEDIATING DEPENDENCY CASES INVOLVING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

    Course Description: Domestic violence is one of the strongest predictors of child abuse and neglect fatalities in the United States. Forty percent of child abuse victims report domestic violence in the home. We know that 70% of domestic violence go unreported.

  • 2020 CIP TRAUMA & CHILD PROTECTION MEDIATION: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT ON CHILDREN, PARENTS, CAREGIVERS & STAKEHOLDERS (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

    Course Description: According to the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, trauma can have significant mental health consequences. Yet the agencies and systems to which survivors and their children turn are frequently unprepared to address the range of issues they face in trying to access safety and heal from the traumatic effects of abuse.

  • 2020 CIP BASICS OF REPRESENTING CHILDREN IN ABUSE & NEGLECT CASES (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: January 9, 2020

    Course Description: The U.S. Children’s Bureau says that one of the barriers to successful outcomes for children who come to the attention of the court in child welfare cases is a lack of trained and effective representatives; someone to advocate for timeliness in agency and court handling of the child’s case. National Consensus is that a child deserves a vigorous and active attorney.

  • 2019 CIP UNDERSTANDING & USING DATA AVAILABLE TO YOU (CHAPIN HALL'S FOSTER CARE DATA ARCHIVE) (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 5, 2019)

    Course Description: Data on child welfare case processing and outcomes are not always easy to come by. At the state level, the child welfare agency must report specific data points to the federal government. These data are made available to the public, however, they are limited in scope and only include the largest jurisdictions in the state. Chapin Hall, through their Foster Care Data Archive, works with states to compile their child welfare data in a meaningful way. These data are often more current than the publicly available data and can be examined by each judicial district in the state providing child welfare and legal professionals an opportunity to track their data over time. This training will introduce professionals to the Foster Care Data Archive website and walk people through the basic steps for exploring their own data in a meaningful way. Opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions and explore the availability of data elements they are interested in.

  • 2018 NEVADA JUVENILE DEPENDENCY MEDIATION PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 9, 2018)

    Course Description: The statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) was launched in July 2016. The purpose of the Program is to improve system processing of dependency cases; thereby decreasing time to permanency and termination of parental rights (TPR). In so doing, it helps stabilize children’s lives by getting them into safe, secure, and permanent homes in a timely manner consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This course provides an overview of Nevada’s Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, its purposes and processes and basic tips and strategies to ensure successful participation in juvenile dependency mediations.

  • 2017 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Indian Child Welfare Act: New Regulations (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 25, 2017)

    Course Description: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in 1978 after two years of Congressional hearings determined that Native children were being removed from their families and communities at disproportionately high rates. Since passage, courts around the country have struggled to understand the intent of the law and inconsistent implementation has left many individuals and families feeling frustrated and unable to trust the system. Many workers assigned to ICWA cases have felt similar frustration as terms like “active efforts” and “good cause” have not been adequately defined. In December 2016, federal regulations went into effect adding new requirements for judges. These are the first legally-binding changes since the law was passed. 

  • 2017 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Attorney Dependency Training (CIP)

    (Online self-paced training)

    Welcome to the Court Improvement Program Attorney Dependency Training. This course is an online self-paced training. It requires access to the Distance Education Program (DEP) secure password protected website for use by Nevada’s Judiciary and court staff, and CIP authorized stakeholders.