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

Court Improvement Brown Bag Webinars for 1th Quarter of 2024 [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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  • ICWA Webinar Series: Constitutional Implications & Issues Post-Bracken, February 14, 2024
  • Extended Foster Care update, February 15, 2024
  • Assessment and Treatment of Juveniles & Adults, February 15, 2024 and March 20, 2024
  • Walk Through the Maze, February 21, 2024
  • Please Don’t Make Me Change Schools Again, February 27, 2024 and March 6, 2024
  • Grounds Termination of Parental Rights March 19, 2024

Extended Foster Care update
Presented by 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 coming in 2024. There are many changes that you want to be equipped with to help the youth you work with.

February 15, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]

Assessment and Treatment of Juveniles & Adults Who Engage in Sexually Abusive Behaviors
Presented by Jessica Leclerc, Psy.D., CCSOTS, CJSOTS, CCTP, CFTP, CATP, Licensed Psychologist and Executive Clinical Director Oasis Psychological Services

In this presentation, we will review factors that contribute to juveniles and adults engaging in these behaviors, the assessment process for the juveniles once their behavior has been discovered, and treatment services available to these juveniles. As many of these juveniles are involved with DCS either during or after they have engaged in these behaviors, we will also discuss visitation with family and areas that need to be addressed prior to family reunification.

February 15, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm [Register] NOTE Different Time
March 20, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm [Register]

Walk Through the Maze: The Arizona Dependency Process
Presented by Dawn Williams, CWLS
Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Unit Chief Counsel, Child and Family Protection Division Appeals Unit

This session provides a step-by-step overview of the Dependency Process, including its timelines, purpose, and major provisions. Dawn will take participants from the beginning when a report is made to petition filing to hearings to placement and all the steps in between.

February 21, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]

Please Don’t Make Me Change Schools Again: The Educational Rights of Students in Foster Care
Presented by Joey L. Taylor, Foster Care Education Coordinator
Arizona Department of Education

This session will cover the federally legislated educational rights of students in foster care, the programs that public schools must provide to support students in foster care, and how the child welfare agency collaborates to maintain school stability for students in foster care. Additionally, this session will cover the role that the court system can play in upholding the educational rights of students in foster care.

February 27, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]

March 6, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm [Register]

Grounds: Termination of Parental Rights
Presented by 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.

March 19, 2024 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm [Register]

** ICWA Webinar Series **

ICWA Webinar Series: Constitutional Implications & Issues Post- Brackeen

Presented by Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law and moderated by Barbara A. Atwood, Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law, The University of Arizona

The Supreme Court in Haaland v. Brackeen upheld ICWA against constitutional attack while leaving the equal protection question open. Erwin Chemerinsky, preeminent constitutional law scholar and Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law, will address issues and implications moving forward for ICWA and the underpinnings of tribal rights. Dean Chemerinsky’s expertise is matched only by his ability to explain and explore legal issues in a way that engages a wide community.

February 14, 2024 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm [Register]