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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.

In this virtual training, you will learn:

  • What domestic violence is and how it impacts victims and children;
  • That domestic violence involves power and control, rather than mental illness or anger;
  • The factors associated with battering behavior;
  • Why victims stay, recant, or lie;
  • The impact of removal on children;
  • How to overcome your own bias;
  • How to screen for domestic violence in dependency cases; and
  • Planning for a Safe Mediation

Faculty: Karen Zavora and Melissa Mangiaracina, Sierra Mediation, LLC

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for dependency children’s attorneys representing children in 432B cases, child welfare caseworkers and supervisors, district attorneys, public defenders, and parents’ attorneys.

Continuing Education Credit: 2.0 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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