Training and Event Calendar
January – April 2014
To register: http://njidv.org/education-opportunities/ejs-dv.html
The workshop will address the topics described below, using hypothetical case problems, role-play exercises, small group discussions, faculty demonstrations, and a working lunch. This highly interactive format enables judges from different jurisdictions and levels of experience to learn from one another.
Who should attend:
All state and tribal court judges and judicial officers (commissioners, referee, etc.) nationwide are eligible to attend the workshops, but priority will be given to judges from jurisdictions currently receiving one of the following OVW Grants: (1) Grants to Encourage Arrest, (2) STOP Violence Against Indian Women Grants, (3) Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program, or (4) Court Training and Improvement Program. Priority is also given to OVW funded agencies jurisdictions that send more than one judge. Local OVW funded and some courts might cover their judges’ travel and per diem costs. All participants are responsible for their own travel and per diem costs.
Victim & Perpetrator Behavior 3.5 Hours This segment will help participants understand the motivations and behaviors of perpetrators and adult and child victims.
Fact-Finding 3.5 Hours Participants will learn how to apply an understanding of domestic violence to judicial fact-finding and identify evidentiary issues that are of primary concern for judges.
Access to Justice and Judge’s Role in Community Response to Domestic Violence 3.5 Hours This segment focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving justice in domestic violence cases by focusing on the judge as a leader in the justice system and in a coordinated community response to domestic violence.
Fairness and Culture Issues in Domestic Violence Cases 3.25 Hours Participants will formulate definitions of culture and cultural competence, discuss the dynamics of difference, and identify ways in which culture is relevant in the courtroom.
Decision-Making Skills and Enforcement 3.25 Hours This segment focuses on how judges can apply the law in their jurisdictions to the facts in cases involving domestic violence, and how they can effectively enhance compliance with their orders.
Practical Courtroom Exercises 3 Hours Participants will move among five breakout rooms to participate in a series of practical courtroom exercises designed to help them identify issues involving domestic violence.
Domestic violence cases are often extremely challenging and concerning for child welfare systems and other professionals interested in the safety and well being of children. As child welfare systems seek to become more domestic violence informed, the Safe and Together model offers a field tested, innovative, comprehensive, promising practice child centered approach to domestic violence cases that involve children. Based on our work in more than 11 states and various countries, this introduction will provide an overview of the model assumptions, principles, critical components and key practice skills. Using successful case examples from practitioner, agency and community implementation, the trainers will discuss how the model impacts child welfare policy and practice, and outcomes for families including emerging data.
Participants attending this web training will:
- Gain an understanding of the model’s principles and critical components
- Hear about other states who have implemented the model
- Learn to conduct a thorough assessment through the lens of the model
- Explore how the model can enhance safety plans and case plans
The Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN) is pleased to announce the 19th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, which will be held April 30 – May 2 in New Orleans. The conference theme is Making Meaningful Connections. We will also celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) at the Conference.
The National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) has been held biennially since 1976. Sponsored by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, it is the only Federally-sponsored national conference devoted to the issues of child maltreatment and serves as the nation’s leading training and technical assistance event for practitioners, policy makers, advocates, and researchers. More than 3,000 in-person and virtual participants join together for a two-and-a-half day series of knowledge and skill-building sessions, building powerful collaborative networks and contributing to “lessons learned” that profoundly shape public policy, research, and practice in child maltreatment and child welfare.
Additional information on the 19th NCCAN will be posted as updates become available; please continue to check the Website regularly. Feel free to contact us at NCCAN@pal-tech.com if you have any questions.