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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.

After this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how child abuse, neglect, and other trauma may affect children’s primary relationships and ongoing development;
  • Explore opportunities and challenges in promoting safety, healing, and strengthening parenting capacity with families involved in the child welfare system;
  • Examine the impact on you, your own trauma exposure responses, and how to transform the effects; and
  • Sustain trauma-informed, compassionate mediation environments in Nevada.

Faculty: Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW and Melissa Mangiaracina, JD

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for dependency court judiciary and stakeholders.

Continuing Education Credit: 2.5 DV CLE (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2023, and then will be stale dated.

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