The Court Improvement Program provides annual training to Judges assuming a new assignment involving dependency cases pursuant to Administrative Order 99-08.
Dependency 101 is held in May and Dependency 102 is held in November of each year.
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The Court Improvement Program is pleased to provide a video training series regarding various topics affecting dependency cases. The presentations will provide viewers an excellent opportunity to explore critical issues associated with the Arizona Dependency Process.
- Dependency - Judges
- Dependency - Attorneys
- Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
- Volunteer Conference
Attorneys representing children in court proceedings face different, and often more difficult, challenges than attorneys representing adults. Our goal is to assist child advocates and attorneys by providing convenient access to legal resources, advice and support.
Dependency Attorney Training provides access to high-quality, up-to-date information for all judicial officers, attorneys, and other professionals working in Arizona’s dependency system, and outlines how a dependency case moves through the court system.
Who can attend:
Judges, attorneys, and other professionals involved in the juvenile dependency process.
Sampling of Training Topics:
The Dependency Process “Federal and State Regulations & Case Law Update”
Duties & Ethical Responsibilities of the Dependency Attorney
Standards for Child Representation
Fact Patterns and Professionalism (Ethical Scenarios)
The next Dependency Attorney Training is
August 9, 2013
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Attorneys in attendance will explore foundational statutes and decisions and will discuss ethical scenarios illustrative of the juvenile dependency process. Participants will also examine the effects of abuse and neglect on children and discuss the array of services available for children and families involved in cases of abuse and neglect.
This training is required pursuant to Rule 40.1 of the Arizona Rules of Procedure for the Juvenile Court and is to be completed prior to counsel’s first appointment as Attorney or Guardian ad Litem representing a child in a juvenile dependency matter.
|Knowing Who You Are is an interactive learning space for exploring racial and ethnic identity. You’ll discover:
• Ideas for helping youth in foster care achieve a positive and healthy sense of racial and ethnic identity.
• Opportunities to investigate the impact of stereotypes, messages, and social influences on your own racial and ethnic identity.
• Data about the impact of institutional racism on various racial and ethnic groups.
• Strategies for addressing racism in your personal and professional life.
We hope that a discussion will serve as a catalyst to:
• Begin developing a common framework for learning about racial and ethnic identity formation and, in particular, its impact on youth in out-of-home care.
• Open a healthy dialogue about racial and ethnic identity formation.
• Promote conversations related to topics that previously may have been ignored or considered uncomfortable.
• Illustrate some of the overt and subtle ways that prejudice and racism undermine an individual’s sense of self.
• Underscore the particular challenges faced by youth in care, who are often disconnected from those who might help them to address and work through these devastating realities.
• Initiate discussion about the role that individuals and organizations, particularly social workers and others in the child welfare system, can play in supporting the development of healthy racial and ethnic identity formation for youth in care.