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Training

We offer trainings throughout the year on various topics related to children's law and child well-being. All of our programs are developed by former practitioners with years of experience and expertise in the topic area and are designed to ensure you get the most out of your training experience. Please check back for updates - trainings are added throughout the year.

 

Annual Children's Law Conference

This year’s Children’s Law Conference, featuring the Honorable Sheri Capes Roberts, will address the unique issues affecting children involved in both the child protection and juvenile justice systems. An outstanding faculty will present on related topics including: Recommended Court Practices, Education Advocacy, Problematic Sexual Behaviors, and Implicit Bias.

Best Legal Practices: Guidelines for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

This course provides an overview of the state’s adopted best practice guidelines for handling child abuse and neglect cases.  All DSS, GAL and OID contract attorneys for DSS abuse and neglect cases are required to attend a regional training offered for their circuit. 

The regional trainings will take place on:
April 5, 2019 for Circuits 2, 8, and 11;
 June 21, 2019 for Circuits 3, 5, 12, and 15 ;
August 9, 2019 for Circuits 7, 10, and 13; 
October 11, 2019 for Circuits 4, 6, and 16; and
December 3, 2019 for Circuits  1,9, and 14.

ChildFirst® South Carolina

Learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview of a suspected child abuse victim in this intensive five-day course. Registration is limited to local teams of professionals who work in a job in which they conduct forensic interviews of suspected child abuse victims, refer children to a children’s advocacy center for a forensic interview as part of a child maltreatment investigation, or defend forensic interviews in court.

ChildFirst® South Carolina - DSS Staff Only

Learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview of a suspected child abuse victim in this intensive five-day course. Registration is limited to local teams of professionals who work in a job in which they conduct forensic interviews of suspected child abuse victims, refer children to a children’s advocacy center for a forensic interview as part of a child maltreatment investigation, or defend forensic interviews in court.

DSS and DJJ Cross-Training: Improving Practice and Outcomes for Youth with Dual Involvement

This training is designed to improve outcomes for dually involved youth by promoting a more comprehensive knowledge base for, and more effective collaboration between, the county staff of DJJ and DSS. 
The regional trainings will take place on:
October 18, 2019 for Anderson, Greenville, Oconee & Pickens counties
October 28, 2019 for Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda, & McCormick counties

Training of Trainers - Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

In this training, participants will learn how to deliver the Children’s Law Center’s Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (Mandated Reporter) Training and answer frequently asked questions about mandated reporting.

Trauma-Informed  Care in SC

November 14, 2019
Central Carolina Technical College

This training is  open to all professionals and volunteers who work with children. Participants will be provided with and will receive training on The Core Competencies of Trauma-Informed Care for Agencies and Organizations in SC That Serve Children, Adolescents, and Their Families. 

Kid's Law

This power point presentation, designed for youths in a question/answer format, provides an overview of state laws affecting young people in South Carolina. This is a two-part series with Part One addressing general laws and Part Two addressing juvenile delinquency and criminal acts.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

This interactive online training is designed to equip mandated reporters with information regarding their role and responsibilities as mandated reporters and to increase their awareness, knowledge, and skills in reporting child abuse and neglect.

 


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