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 2nd 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 training's contact Victor Machiche at [email protected] or (602) 452-3525.

Sorted by date:

Check back for listings.
  • Suicide Prevention, May 17, 2022
  • Drug Testing 101, May 19, 2022 and June 14, 2022
  • Please Don’t Make Me Change Schools Again, May 26, 2022
  • Grounds: Termination of Parental Rights, June 8, 2022
  • Parent Engagement Strategies for Advocates, June 9, 2022
  • Pascua Yaqui Culture & Child Rearing, July 14, 2022
  • Critical Conversations to Communicate Effectively Across Differences, August 22, 2022

Suicide Prevention
Leslie Russell, Community Outreach & 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 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.
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.
Please Don’t Make Me Change Schools Again: The Educational Rights of Students in Foster Care
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.

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.
** A Picture of Advocacy: Virtual Training 2022 **

Parent Engagement Strategies For Advocates
Cynthia Bowkley, J.D., CPPM, SEP

Cynthia will be emphasizing the importance of engaging parents in their cases and making every attempt to ensure their understanding of the circumstances that caused their child’s removal from their home and what they, as parents, need to do to facilitate their child’s return.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
** A Picture of Advocacy: Virtual Training 2022 **

Pascua Yaqui Culture & Child Rearing
Tony Sanchez

The Yoemem Tekia Foundation was started to Preserve and Perpetuate the Yaqui Culture, History and Language for future generations. Yoemem Tekia means the Peoples Duties to the Creator. To Clearly understand the Yoeme (Yaqui) world Tony Sanchez will address Their Relationship to the Land, Yoeme Identity, History, and Culture, Yoeme Traditional Family Values: Relationship Building and Family Strengthening. All key factors when placing Indian children with foster families.

To register click on “Register” link for the date and time of your choice.
** A Picture of Advocacy: Virtual Training 2022 **

Critical Conversations to Communicate Effectively Across Differences
Michele Chesher, Casey Family Programs and Oralia Gracia-Alinea
Casey Family Programs

This session will focus on skills to engage in courageous conversations and help to understand and acknowledge differences that can make working together challenging. For example, position, power, race and ethnicity, gender identity, life experiences, to name a few that can sometimes show up in interactions as Microaggressions— both consciously and unconsciously. This session will also explore strategies and tools for communicating effectively across differences, including the Multicultural Guidelines, RUAD: Recognize, Understand, Appreciate, Difference, and the Super 8: A Dialogue Structure and Process for Facilitation. Participants will receive ways to work together across differences and leave this session with strategies and techniques to engage in courageous conversations in both their professional and personal lives.

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