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  • 2021 NEVADA JUVENILE DEPENDENCY MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAM (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Course Effective Date: January 29, 2021

    Course Description:

    The U.S. Children’s Bureau says that one of the barriers to successful outcomes for This Nevada Juvenile Dependency Mediation Training program has been created to educate child welfare staff so that you can effectively participate during court-ordered dependency mediation. Such mediations may be ordered when there are unresolvable conflicts at any point in the life of the case.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2021 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.

    Course Description:

    The CIP Attorney Dependency Online Training is intended to improve legal representation of parents and children in dependency cases. The five course modules include: Federal and State Law in Nevada Child Protection Proceedings, The Adoption and Safe Families Act; Permanency Options; Roles and Responsibilities of Attorneys; Topics in Child Welfare Proceedings; and Key Child Safety Decision Making Concepts.