Training Opportunities
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Training Opportunities

There are excellent training opportunities in the community on the subject of the health and well-being of foster children that might be useful to volunteers. As we become aware of such opportunities we will post them. 

Court Improvement Brown Bag Webinars
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Court Improvement Brown Bag Webinars for 3rd Quarter of 2022 [Download Flyer]

Registration Information

The following brown bag webinars are available for Arizona Attorneys, CASA and FRRB volunteers are hosted by Court Improvement. We have moved to a new registration system. Anyone using the system for the first time will need to set up a user profile. The following are links to CREATE A NEW PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS and RETURNING STUDENT INSTRUCTIONS for registration.  Watch step-by-step videos on how to set up a new user accountreset a password.or retrieve a certificate or transcript.

If you have any questions about these trainings contact Victor Machiche at [email protected] or (602) 452-3525.

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  • Drug Testing 101, Sept. 26, 2022
  • Family Transfer Process / Petition Revision Project - St. Louis ICWA Count, Sept. 28,2022
  • Please listen! Youth Panel Discussion on Challenges for Foster Children Sept. 29, 2022

Drug Testing 101
Tory Meier
Regional Manager, AverHealth

An overview of the benefits and drawbacks of the most common drug testing matrices —urine drug testing, saliva (oral fluid) drug testing, hair drug testing, and blood drug testing. You will also learn what information a drug test can and can’t tell you.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
  • September 26, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]

** ICWA Series **

Family Transfer Process / Petition Revision Project - St. Louis ICWA Count
Family Transfer Process / Petition Revision Project - St. Louis ICWA Count
Indian Child Welfare Supervisor, St. Louis County

The St. Louis County Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Court in Duluth, Minnesota, currently led by Judge Sally Tarnowski, is a dedicated docket of child welfare hearings involving Indian children as confirmed or presumed by the definitions outlined in the ICWA and the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA).

Nishah Dupuis will share with participants the planning, strategy, and development in Minnesota’s Family Transfer Process. How the level of collaboration with the Tribes that appear most in their jurisdiction and how that is connected to effective safety planning and court diversion. While not every court may be in a position to implement an ICWA Court, they can start to implement the best practices discussed when working with tribal families and tribal communities. To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
  • September 28, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm [Register]

Please listen! Youth Panel Discussion on Challenges for Foster Children
Moderator: Barbara Guillen, MSW
Permanency & Youth Services Manager, Department of Child Safety

A Youth Panel that have aged out will give you their unique perspective on their experience in the Foster Care System. They want to work with you to help other foster kids to overcome obstacles and make this frightening process more manageable. The Foster Care Alumni of America Youth Panel discuss the difficulties and barriers they experienced while in the foster care system.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
  • September 29, 2022 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona 

Stigma & Scapegoat: Substance use and Addiction in Pregnancy and Parenting -  Live Q & A
Dr. Mishka Terplan
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry and Associate Director in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University

Please click here to register.

  • October 14th, 2022 10:00 am

Pregnant and Parenting People with Substance Use Disorders: The need for Complex Care Navigation
Melinda Ramage
FNP-BC, CARN-AP and Tammy Cody, MSW, LCSW of Project CARA North Carolina OB/GYN Department

Topics will include:

  • Evidence based practice recommendations for care
  • Comprehensive care in the PSUD landscape
  • Implement strategies under the tailored plan to address the PSUDs care management gap

Please click here to register.

  • October 14th, 2022 12:00 pm