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Pre-Service Training for Guardians ad Litem and Court Appointed Special Advocates

Event Date & Time: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 8:30am
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Judith Layne, Esq., Guardian ad Litem Project Administrator
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Program Details

Accreditation Child and Families Advocates of Cuyahoga County is requesting 4.25 hours of CLE credit with 2.25 hours of Professional Conduct for Sessions I and II of New GAL and CASA Training. The total number of CLE hours is 13.00. Both sessions cover all of the topics mandated by Rule 48 of the Ohio Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio. To apply for guardian ad litem appointments in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court or Domestic Relations court, attendees must attend both days of this training.

Location Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center, 9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106. Parking is available for $2.00 in the Cuyahoga County Lot on the north side of Quincy Avenue.

Lunch Lunch will be provided at both sessions. Please identify any dietary restrictions on your registration form.

Cancellation We cannot issue refunds for cancellations less than 5 days before the start of November 16, 2017, session. The registrant will receive the course materials. All other cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee.

Special Accommodations Please contact CFACC at (216) 443-3377 or by email info@cfadvocates.org for any special accommodations.

Questions regarding Juvenile Court Guardians ad Litem: Call CFACC at (216) 443-3377 or email info@cfadvocates.org

Questions regarding Domestic Relations Guardians ad Litem: Call Mark Felber at (216) 443-8290

New Guardian ad Litem and CASA Training | Pre-Service Training - Session I Agenda

Saturday, November 16, 2017 (Session I) and November 17, 2017 (Session II) 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Ohio Juvenile Law and Rules  Jonathon Z. Wilbur, Attorney at Law, GAL
CFACC Board of Directors
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Ethics for GALs: Balancing Your Dual Appointment; Conflicts of Interest; Confidentiality  Jonathon Z. Wilbur, Attorney at Law, GAL
CFACC Board of Directors
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Role of the GAL and CASA in Juvenile Court  Joi Taylor Powell., GAL Program Director, Michele Blazina, CASA Program Director
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Family Dynamics Domestic Violence and its Effects Tim Boehnlein, Advocate Supervisor Domestic Violence Unit, Witness/Victim Service Center, Cuyahoga County
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Children's Services Agencies; Assessing Risk and Safety  Lara Parks, Senior Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Division of Children & Family Services
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ADR; Local Resources and Service Practice; Records Checks; Juvenile Court Case Walk-Through  Hon. Denise N. Rini, Judge Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Guardian ad Litem and CASA Training | Pre-Service Training - Session II Agenda

Saturday, November 16, 2017 (Session I) and November 17, 2017 (Session II) 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Basic Psychopathology for Adults and Children; Stages of Development; Interviewing Skills Sandra McPherson, Ph.D., GAL Project Advisory Committee
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Invisible Thief: Alcohol and Other Drugs and Their Impact on Families James Joyner, CCDCIII-E Joyner & Associates
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Introduction to Diversity; Multicultural Awareness George S. Tsagaris, Assistant Ph.D., LISW-S, MS associate Professor Cleveland Stae University
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Role of the GAL in Domestic Relations Court  Mark Felber, Director, Legal Department and Guardian ad Litem Program Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court

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CASA Volunteers Working A Case, Contact Requirements, Documentation, Court Hearings, Boundaries, Case Assignment Meeting, Case Supervisor Michele Blazina, MSW, LSW, Program Director, CASA of Cuyahoga County

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Professionalism for GALs and CASAs  Nancy G. McGillen, Magistrate Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
4:30 p.m. Adjourn