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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.

  

Child Death Investigations: The Basics - Part I

This is a 3-part, virtual training,  for DSS investigators, law enforcement officers, coroners and/or deputy coroners, that focuses on the basics of child death investigations. This training will be broken up into 3, 2-hour blocks and offered on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule.  

This training will be offered online, through GoTo Trainer,  from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Part I: August 31, 2020, September 14, 2020, September 28, 2020, October 26, 2020, November 9, 2020, and December 7, 2020

Child Death Investigations: The Basics - Part II

This is a 3-part, virtual training,  for DSS investigators, law enforcement officers, coroners and/or deputy coroners, that focuses on the basics of child death investigations. This training will be broken up into 3, 2-hour blocks and offered on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. 

This training will be offered online, through GoTo Trainer,  from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.

Complete Part I before taking Part II.

Part II Dates: September 2, 2020, September 16, 2020, September 30, 2020, October 28, 2020, November 11, 2020, and December 9, 2020

Child Death Investigations: The Basics - Part III

This is a 3-part, virtual training,  for DSS investigators, law enforcement officers, coroners and/or deputy coroners, that focuses on the basics of child death investigations. This training will be broken up into 3, 2-hour blocks and offered on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule.  

This training will be offered online, through GoTo Trainer, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. 

Complete Parts I and II before taking Part III.

Part III Dates: September 4, 2020, September 18, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 13, 2020, and December 11, 2020

ChildFirst® South Carolina

ChildFirst® South Carolina is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview—also known as a forensic interview—of a suspected child abuse victim.

ChildFirst® South Carolina for DSS Staff

ChildFirst® South Carolina is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview - also known as a forensic interview - of a suspected child abuse victim.

This registration is for DSS staff only.

Communication Challenges with Special Populations of Children

This 2-part webinar series is a multidisciplinary training designed for professionals who may have contact with potentially abused or neglected children with communication barriers. This includes children with autism, speech impairments, intellectual disabilities, visual impairments or blindness, and trauma- induced communication barriers; and children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The training will provide participants with a basic overview of these disabilities and barriers, communication challenges that may be encountered, and strategies to effectively communicate with these children.  

Contract GAL Attorney Webinar

This full-day webinar will cover multiple topics relevant to the contract GAL attorney’s daily practice in family court and is designed to assist these attorneys with effective representation of their clients, the volunteer GAL, in child abuse and neglect cases. The training will cover fundamentals of the family court practice including understanding the appellate process, a judge’s perspective of the GAL attorney’s practice, updates on DSS policies, legislative updates, and much more. 

Family Court IDCA Webinar

This full-day webinar will cover multiple topics relevant to the OID contract attorney’s daily family court practice and is designed to assist OID contract attorneys with effectively representing their clients in child abuse and neglect cases.  The training will cover fundamentals of the family court practice, including how to handle drug screens, key evidence rules, understanding § 19-1-180 motions, defending TPR cases, and much more.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Webinar

This is a live webinar, designed for mandated reporters and professionals who have frequent contact with children. This webinar is being offered to anyone wishing to attend on the  following dates in 2020: September 23, September 28, October 7, and October 14.

This training  is also being offered to organizations upon request.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Webinar

This is a live webinar, designed for mandated reporters and professionals who have frequent contact with children. This webinar is being offered to anyone wishing to attend on the  following dates in 2020: September 23, September 28, October 7, and October 14.

This training  is also being offered to organizations upon request.

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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