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School of Law

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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

This training on child death investigations is being offered to DSS investigators, law enforcement officers, and coroners or their designee on the following dates:

- April 3, 2020 in Columbia, SC (Postponed)
- April 17, 2020 in Florence, SC
- April 23, 202 in Newberry, SC 
- April 27, 2020 in Lexington, SC
- April 30, 2020 in Aiken, SC
- May 1, 2020 in Chesterfield, SC
- May 8, 2020 in Greenville, SC
- May 21, 2020 in Pendleton, SC
- May 28, 2020 in Sumter, SC
- June 10, 2020 in Conway, SC
- June 30, 2020 in North Charleston, SC 

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.

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 South Carolina

Participants will This training, open to all community partmers, will focus on The Core Competencies of Trauma-Informed Care for
Agencies and Organizations in SC that Serve Children, Adolescents, and their Families and participants will learn best practices for responding to children, adolescents, and families who have encountered traumatic events.

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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