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Court Improvement Program Self Study Courses

  • 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.