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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.

 

Advanced Forensic Interviewing

This 2-day training  is being offered exclusively to SC forensic interviewers and will address the proper use of anatomical dolls and diagrams, rephrasing and narrative practice, recantation interviews, and child abuse dynamics expert testimony. Rita Farrell, Lead Forensic Interview Specialist with Zero Abuse Project will present on "Interviewing Compliant Victims" and "Presenting Evidence in the Forensic Interview."

Annual Children's Law Conference

Join child-serving professionals from across the state for this annual multidisciplinary conference on various topics related to children’s law.

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.

GAL Attorney Training

This one-time training offered to current GAL attorneys for child abuse and neglect cases will cover topics relevant to the GAL attorney’s daily practice in family court.

Medicolegal Infant Death Investigation Training for Coroners

This three-day course for coroners in South Carolina will focus on the responsibilities of investigating infant death cases.  

OID Attorney Training

This one-time training offered to current OID contract attorneys for child abuse and neglect cases  is designed to assist OID attorneys with effective representation of their clients in child abuse and neglect cases. 

Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem Training

Report writing, confidentiality, understanding the attorney-client relationship, social media issues, and personal safety concerns are addressed in this training for volunteer guardians serving in DSS cases.

Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect 

Recognize signs of child abuse and neglect and gain a clearer understanding of reporting requirements.

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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