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Conducting Custody Evaluations in the Best Interest of the Child: Techniques, New Legal and Ethical Requirements, and Child Sexual Abuse Issues

8-HOUR ANNUAL UPDATE TRAINING

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, CA 92108.

Presented by Child Abuse Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with Alliant International University’s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

Focusing on recent developments in the field, this workshop offers presentations by professionals experienced in the investigation, assessment and evaluation of child custody, child maltreatment and domestic violence cases from mental health, criminal justice, and legal perspectives. Participants will learn new techniques and improve their skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Best practices in conducting custody evaluations
  • Legal and ethical requirements for Family Court evaluators and mediators
  • Child development and children's psychological reactions to divorce
  • The effects of sexual abuse on children, children’s patterns of hiding and disclosing incest
  • Evidence, investigation, and evaluation procedures when allegations of domestic violence and child sexual abuse arise in custody disputes
  • The paradigm of Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • Evaluation techniques and testing measures
  • Preparing for court testimony

This course satisfies CA State requirements for 8-hour annual training updates for all Custody Evaluators [C.R.C. # 5.220(g), 5.225(h)(2), & F.C. 3110.5 (b)(2)]; 8 Hours Continuing Education Credits (includes ethics) for Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs;
8 Hours MCLEs for Attorneys.

    NOTE: Attendees should select AT 9


Conducting Custody Evaluations in the Best Interest of the Child: Techniques, New Legal and Ethical Requirements, and Child Sexual Abuse Issues

20-HOUR CUSTODY EVALUATOR TRAINING

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Friday, September 6, 2013, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon,
and Saturday, September 7, 2013, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, CA 92108.

Presented by Child Abuse Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with Alliant International University’s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

This workshop offers presentations by professionals experienced in the investigation, assessment and evaluation of child custody, child maltreatment and domestic violence cases from mental health, criminal justice, and legal perspectives. Case examples, videos, demonstrations and role-play will be utilized to help participants learn new techniques and improve their skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Best practices in conducting custody evaluations
  • Qualifications and roles of child custody evaluators
  • Legal and ethical requirements for Family Court evaluators and mediators
  • Child development and children's psychological reactions to divorce
  • Domestic violence prevalence and effects on children
  • The effects of sexual abuse on children, children's patterns of hiding and disclosing incest
  • Evidence, investigation, and evaluation procedures when allegations of domestic violence and child sexual abuse arise in custody disputes
  • Assessing parenting capacity
  • The paradigm of Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • Evaluation techniques and testing measures
  • Preparing for court testimony
  • Developing recommendations for custody, visitation, and compelled counseling orders
  • Writing child custody evaluation reports
  • Designing parenting plans that work for families

This course satisfies CA State requirements for 20 of the 40-hour initial training for all Custody Evaluators [C.R.C. # 5.220(g), 5.225(d), & F.C. 3110.5 (b)(2)]; 20 Hours Continuing Education Credits (includes ethics) for Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs;
20 Hours MCLEs for Attorneys.

    NOTE: Attendees should select AT 1


Domestic Violence in Custody Evaluations: Keeping Children Safe

4-HOUR ANNUAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UPDATE TRAINING

Friday, September 6, 2013, 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Town and Country Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle N., San Diego, CA 92108.

Presented by Child Abuse Solutions, Inc., in collaboration with Alliant International University’s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.

California Rules of Court # 5.215 (j)(2), 5.225 (h)(1), and 5.230 (d)(2) and (g) require that all court-related mediators and court-appointed child custody evaluators receive four hours of annual update training in domestic violence. Recently amended Family Code Section 1816 (d) defines the curriculum for this course.

Topics will include:

  • Update of legislation regarding domestic violence
  • Update of current research and literature particularly related to the impact of exposure to domestic violence on children
  • Review of national guidelines for judges in assessing custody evaluations in cases with domestic violence
  • Assessment tools, resources, and information appropriate for evaluations
  • Case studies
  • New trends in the field of domestic violence and batterer treatment
  • Ethical issues and guidelines

This training will be presented by Linda Barnard, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in domestic violence and its effects. 4 Hours CE Credits (includes ethics) for Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, LCSWs and MFTs; 4 Hours MCLEs for Attorneys.

    NOTE: Attendees should select AT 5


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