Parent Engagement for Advocates


This training will benefit a variety of dependency participants including attorneys, judges, parent support, CASA & FCRB Volunteers, Tribal workers, and DCS staff.  Chief Justice Robert Brutinel opens the training by emphasizing the importance of engaging parents in their case 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.  This virtual training is facilitated by:


  • Cynthia Bowkley, Dependency Attorney
  • Lindsey Shine, Family Involvement Center
  • Jennifer Garland, Department of Child Safety
  • Joanne MacDonnell, Arizona Ombudsman Citizens' Aide
  • Allison Miller, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Full Recorded Training – Guide To More Effective Communication and Representation (126 min)

Promotional VideoGuide to More Effective Communication and Representation (2 min)

Individual Sessions