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Who We Train

The Center offers training to a variety of child welfare legal and related professionals, including:

  • Attorneys who represent children and youth
  • Attorneys who represent child welfare agencies
  • Attorneys who represent parents
  • Judges and court staff
  • Child welfare agency administrators and staff

Featured Training

ABA Trial Skills Training 

A one-day interactive trial skills training program for child welfare professionals. Let our staff customize training for your state, local jurisdiction, or tribal entity.

Training Topics

Center staff travel throughout the country providing training to meet the individual needs of state and local jurisdictions. Sample topics include:

Legal representation for children, parents, and child welfare agencies

Removing barriers to permanency for children in the child welfare system

Improving trial skills for child welfare attorneys

Visitation advocacy

Creating a kin-first culture

Strengthening communication between agencies and courts

Implementing federal kinship requirements

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Developing trauma-informed practice

Advocating for LGBTQ youth in foster care

Engaging youth in court

Ensuring stable access to education of children in foster care

Addressing the intersection between immigration and child welfare law

Implementing federal Indian Child Welfare Act requirements

Understanding the impact of substance abuse on permanency




Learn More

To discuss training needs, please contact Prudence Beidler Carr.