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  • 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.

  • INTERPRETING FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES

    Free online self-paced training offered by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC)

    Course Description: Between 1990 and 2013, the number of individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States grew by 80%. This represents 9% of the total U.S. population. And more than one in every five people in the US currently speaks a language other than English at home. Our civil and criminal justice systems must effectively respond to all people seeking safety and justice through the courts, including those with limited-English proficiency. Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can face special challenges as they navigate the justice system. A survivor with Limited-English proficiency (LEP) can encounter even greater obstacles to finding help, recovery and justice. This introductory course - Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases - seeks to equip court and legal interpreters with fundamental knowledge and insights about domestic violence and sexual assault that will enhance their ability to help LEP survivors make their voices heard. 

  • DIFFERENT WORK – A FIRST COURSE IN EFFECTIVE SUPERVISION (CA, M/S)

    Free Course offered by the National Center for State Courts

    Training Description: This self-paced course is designed for new supervisors who want to learn how to become effective managers. Faculty take you step-by-step through a process leading to a foundation of principles that guide you to become effective in your new management role doing "categorically different work.”