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ChildProtect: Trial Advocacy for Civil Child Protection Attorneys
7/14/2014 - 7/18/2014
National Child Protection Training Center
Winona, MN
Event Contact:
Jason Allen
NDAA
703-549-9222
jallen@ndaa.org
http://www.ndaa.org/ncpca_national_conferences.html#UHI
Sponsoring Organization(s):
National District Attorneys Association
Additional Information:
ChildProtect is an intensive 5-day trial advocacy course designed for 30 child protection prosecutors/attorneys handling civil child dependency cases. Students will participate in a mock trial to terminate parental rights with the assistance of 10 child protection prosecutors and specialists experienced in trial advocacy. The mock trial fact pattern addresses complex medical and psychological issues, including abusive head trauma and psychological profiling. It is based on an actual case involving head trauma injuries to an 18-month-old child, and includes numerous family dynamic issues and the ultimate question of who was responsible. The mock trial will raise issues involving ethics, when to terminate parental rights, and how to effectively handle defense expert testimony.

Through lectures and critiqued exercises, participants gain hands-on practice in:

-Effective Trial Strategies
-Medical Issues in TPR Cases
-Psychological and Medial Issues
-Direct and Cross Examination exercises of practicing medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, child protection investigators, and more.