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 for 3rd Quarter of 2020 [Download Flyer]

Registration Information

The following brown bag seminars 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 training's contact Victor Machiche at vmachiche@courts.az.gov or (602) 452-3525.

Sorted by date:

  • Independent Living Program, October 14, 2020
  • Cyber Security, October 15 & 27, 2020
  • Anti-Bulling, October 20, 2020
  • Suicide Prevention, October 21, 2020
  • Trauma Informed Care and Stress or Related Disorders, October 29, 2020
  • Grounds: Termination of Parental Rights, November 3, 2020

Independent Living Program
Barbara Guillen, MSW, Permanency & Youth Services Manager
Department of Child Safety

In this presentation we will address the various options available for Foster youth who will transition to adulthood. Barbara will provide guidelines for the program and new updates.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

Cyber Security
Ginnellie Gutierrez or Leslie Russell
Outreach and Education Program Coordinator, Arizona Attorney General’s Office

This presentation covers general topics related to social media and some helpful information for parents. We cover Sexting, Cyber-Predators, Cyber-Bullying, popular apps and social media websites.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

    Anti-Bulling
    Lucia Arteaga or Leslie Russell
    Outreach and Education Program Coordinator
    Arizona Attorney General’s Office 

    Addresses the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures parents can take. We explain why teaching kindness and being empathetic is important and the relationship it has with bullying. We also give tips to parents on how to help their child become resilient to criticism.

    To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
    • October 20, 2020. 12 pm – 1:00 pm [Register]  

    Suicide Prevention
    Lucia Arteaga or Leslie Russell, Outreach and Education Coordinator
    Arizona Attorney General’s Office

    In this presentation we will address the teen suicide epidemic that is not only nationwide, but in Arizona as well. We will discuss what to do when someone talks about ending their life, tools that help alert us to the warning signs and learn about risk and protective factors for youth suicides. We will also provide the helpful resources for further guidance.

    To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

    Trauma Informed Care and Stressor Related Disorders
    Sandy Stein, MD, Medical Director of Care Integration
    Banner University Health Plans

    This session will focus on youth trauma including prevalence, impact on normal development, parental risk factors, youth response to trauma, diagnosis and treatment of trauma related disorders. This will include discussion of both
    psychosocial and psychopharmacologic interventions. There will be a focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).

    To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.

    Grounds: Termination of Parental Rights
    Dawn Williams, CWLS
    Unit Chief Counsel for CFPD Appeals

    This session explores the grounds for termination of parental rights and best interests, including standards of proof, elements of each ground, and case-law examples.

    To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
    • November 3rd. 12 pm – 1:00 pm [Register]