January | February 2013

Upcoming Events

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges logo.Judicial Institute: Family Law: February 24–27, 2013

To be held in San Antonio, TX, this conference will feature a range of family law topics on challenging issues in divorce, custody and visitation, property distribution and finances, military service and families, and the role technology and social media play both in and out of the courtroom. The event is hosted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Registration is available online.

Responding to Missing & Unidentified Persons National Training Conference: February 27–March 1, 2013

This conference will help participants navigate the complex investigative issues necessary to bring resolution to families of the missing as well as to law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Presenters at the event, to be held in Appleton, WI, will discuss the most current knowledge about information systems and technology, investigative practices, and strategies for developing effective interagency collaborations and protocols. The conference is sponsored by Fox Valley Technical College's National Criminal Justice Training Center. Registration is available online.

The National Children's Advocacy Center logo.National Symposium on Child Abuse: March 18–21, 2013

The National Children's Advocacy Center is holding this symposium in Huntsville, AL. The event will feature workshop tracks in the areas of administration, child protective services, interviewing, law enforcement, legal issues, medicine, mental health, prevention, victim advocacy, and wellness. Workshops are designed for both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. Registration is available online.

10th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma: March 19–21, 2013

Organized by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, this conference will discuss the latest research regarding child, adolescent, and adult trauma as well as prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques. Conference tracks include child trauma; adolescent trauma/youth violence; adult/family trauma; prevention/early intervention; intimate partner violence; trauma in military personnel, veterans, and their families; healthcare professionals dealing with abuse and trauma; and criminal justice and legal issues. The event will be held in Honolulu, HI. Registration is available online.

2013 National Court Appointed Special Advocates  Conference logo.2013 National Court Appointed Special Advocates Conference: April 6–9, 2013

At this event, sponsored by the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association, more than 1,200 CASA and guardian ad litem staff, board members, volunteers, judges, attorneys, and other child welfare professionals will gather to connect with peers and learn from leaders in the field. The conference will include more than 50 workshops and institutes, general sessions, and an exhibit hall featuring information and resources for the field. The conference will take place in Anaheim, CA. Registration information is available online.

National Child Welfare Association.31st Annual Protecting Our Children National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect: April 7–10, 2013

To be held in Tulsa, OK, this conference will highlight the latest research and policies concerning the well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native youth, reveal innovative child welfare and mental health practices, highlight effective strategies for financing and sustaining services that impact children, and showcase strategies for involving youth and families in developing services and policies that lead to systems change. Registration is available online.

Judicial Academy for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges: April 8–12, 2013

Sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, this intensive institute is for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or those returning to the bench after other assignments and are interested in taking a refresher course. Topics include judicial leadership and the role of the judge, ethics, decisionmaking, evidence, child and adolescent development, schools and the court, trauma-informed justice, abuse and neglect, delinquency, interpersonal violence, custody, divorce, self-represented litigants, and dealing with the media. The institute will take place at the University of Nevada campus in Reno. Registration is available online.

Child Welfare League of America National Conference: April 14–17, 2013

Child Welfare League of America logo.This conference will take place in Washington, DC. Attendees will learn about evidence-informed, evidence-based practices and real world solutions that demonstrate successful thinking in support of children, youth, and families. Conference activities include a visit to Capitol Hill and a gala dinner. Registration is available online.

13th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference: April 16–18, 2013

Sponsored by the Family Justice Center Alliance and OJJDP, this conference will address a range of topics, including elder abuse awareness, prevention, intervention, accountability to survivors, and promising practices. The event, to be held in Fort Worth, TX, will also include practical, hands-on training for police officers, prosecutors, advocates, and medical professionals in the day-to-day handling of domestic violence and sexual assault cases. The conference faculty includes survivors, advocates, and nationally and internationally recognized subject-matter experts. Registration is available online.

Crimes Against Children in Indian Country logo.Crimes Against Children in Indian Country Conference:
April 16–18, 2013

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Training Center, sessions at this conference will provide attendees with the knowledge and resources to address issues related to substance use and the latest drug trends, sex offender registration and monitoring, Internet crimes, and cyberbullying. One goal of the conference is to strengthen relationships between various agencies, tribes, and states to promote a multidisciplinary, multijurisdictional approach to serving tribal youth and families. More information about the event is available through Fox Valley Technical College.

National Missing Children's Day Ceremony: May 15, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will hold its annual National Missing Children's Day ceremony in DOJ's Great Hall. The ceremony honors the heroic and exemplary efforts of agencies, organizations, and individuals to protect children. National Missing Children's Day has been commemorated in the United States since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan. For more information about the ceremony, contact OJJDP.

17th Child Abuse and Neglect Institute: June 3–7, 2013

Sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, this institute brings together local and national faculty to teach on a range of topics, including the role of the juvenile court judge; judicial leadership and ethics; federal child welfare legislation; substance abuse and permanency planning; medical issues in child abuse and neglect cases; child development, bonding and attachment, and trauma; the Indian Child Welfare Act; and tribal-state court collaboration. Information about registration and fees is available online.

7th Global Youth Justice Training Institute: June 11–13, 2013

This training institute, to be held in Provincetown, MA, is designed to assist adult staff and volunteers in enhancing and expanding teen court, youth court, or peer court diversion programs. Training topics will include fundraising, partnerships, social media, service connections and resources, and grant-writing skills. Registration information is available online.