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 2020 [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 training's contact Victor Machiche at [email protected] or (602) 452-3525.

Sorted by date:

  • Anti-Bulling, July 19, 2021
  • Grounds: Termination of Parental Rights, July 21, 2021
  • Suicide Prevention, July 27, 2021
  • Central Registry, July 28, 2021
  • The New DCS Service Array, July 29th, 2021

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.

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.

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

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 suicidality. We will also provide the helpful resources for further guidance.

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

Central Registry
John Gilmore, Esq. Pima County

This presentation covers the Central Registry, which is a collection of databases where the Department of Child Safety keeps information about allegations of child abuse or neglect. Person who have a substantiated report of abuse or neglect for a qualify act may not pass a Level 1 fingerprint clearance card. As an attorney advocating for your client you will learn what is in the data base, how to advocate for your client and how to advocate for your client to avoid the Central Registry.

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

The New DCS Service Array – A Response to Family Needs, Culture and Readiness to Change
Katherine Guffey, MSW
Executive Consultant to the Director Arizona Department of Child Safety

The agency is undergoing a significant change in the way they deliver key services to families, both before and after the removal of a child. A new range of services has been developed to help encourage growth in a parent’s behavioral, cognitive and emotional characteristics that go hand in hand with protecting their child. Katherine Guffey will talk about the new placement matrix and show how, under the Family First Prevention Service Act, a child can receive services to avoid disruption. She will discuss how the new Nurturing Parenting Program and Family Connections provide services based on a family’s need and not a case status.

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

Prevent Childhood Abuse Arizona
Free Baby CASA Webinar Training 
Presented by Becky Ruffner Baby CASA Trainer, Prevent Child Abuse Arizona and Meghan Hays Davis, MAS, IMH-E® Program & Training Director Prevent Child Abuse Arizona  

This training helps CASAs advocate for maltreated infants and toddlers in the court to ensure their unique needs are met. It also provides CASAs advocating for older children insight into their needs and vulnerabilities.

Part 1: 12 pm to 1:30 pm Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Register for this Webinar

Part 2: 12 pm to 1:30 pm Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Register for this Webinar