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THE SEVENTH ONLINE CHILD WITNESS COURT PREPARATION

FACILITATOR TRAINING SERIES A SERIES OF ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR THE COMMUNITY PROFESSIONAL

WINTER 2014

LOG-ON AND LEARN  Each module will consist of narrated Powerpoint presentations, Live online Elluminate discussions, readings, videoclips and Discussion Forum postings that can be completed at your own pace over the month.

An electronic certificate will be provided for the completion of each module and a separate hardcopy certificate will be issued upon completion of the series.

Four TRAINING modules SCHEDULED ONLINE 1. Core Concepts Central to Child Witnesses and Court Preparation Dates: January module Elluminate sessions: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

2. Core Development Issues and Family Dynamics Relevant to Child Witnesses Dates: February module Elluminate sessions: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

3. Court Roles, Rules and Legislation Dates: March module Elluminate sessions: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE?  A computer with internet (high speed or dial-up)  An email address  A computer headset with microphone COST  $200 per session  $800 for 4 modules SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS If you have any special needs, we will do the best to accommodate you. Please let us know. GRIEVANCES Should be directed to the CCAA Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

4. Court Preparation Research and Strategies Dates: April module Elluminate sessions: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Go to: reg.conexsys.ca/facilitator14 23 participant seats available.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6:00–7:00 PM*

CO-ORDINATORS Lynn Barry, MSW, Ph.D. Candidate Aleina Harrower Robin Coghill Jody Quas, Ph.D. CONTACT INFORMATION Alice Gifford Phone: (403) 289-8385 Email: aliceg@ccaa.org

*All online course times are listed in MST. An Approved Provider of Category A Training for Social Workers (provider #1100 approved through ACE-ASWB). The Association is certified as an educational institution and approved by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. (formerly The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse)


THE SEVENTH ONLINE CHILD WITNESS COURT PREPARATION

FACILITATOR TRAINING SERIES A SERIES OF ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR THE COMMUNITY PROFESSIONAL

WINTER 2014

PROGRAM COORDINATORS Lynn Barry, MSW, Ph.D. Candidate, worked as a child welfare investigator for over 20 years with Alberta Family and Social Services and was the Coordinator for Training and Staff Development with child welfare from 1999-2002 before resigning in 2003. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Canadian Child Abuse Association (1985) and has coordinated and produced “For the Kids: A Sexual Abuse Training Program for Police and Social Workers” (1989); and “You’re Not Alone: A Child Witness Court Preparation Training Program” (1995). Lynn is now devoted to teaching senior social work courses and conducts regular workshops on child abuse response to police officers, child welfare workers, teachers, day care staff and other community professionals. She conceived and developed both the Calgary Child Witness Court Preparation Program and the Child Abuse Response Certificate Program and remains the director of both programs. She was a lead researcher partnering with RESOLVE Alberta (University of Calgary) to conduct research into “The Impact of Premenstrual Syndrome on Women’s Parenting” and “A 10 Year Review of the Child Witness Court Preparation Program.” She was awarded a 2005 Centennial Medal by the Alberta Government for her contributions in the field of social services. Robin Coghill - For over nine years, Robin developed and managed a victims services program directly responsible for supporting child victims of violent crime. She has personally accompanied dozens of children to court and has prepared hundreds of others to testify. She has mastered facilitating court preparation to children and youth of all ages and has a depth of experience working with children with a variety of challenges including attention deficient hyper activity disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, speech and language challenges, and autism spectrum disorders. Robin excels in finding creative and successful solutions that always ensure the needs of the child remain priority for everyone involved. Aleina Harrower has an outstanding ability to equip advocates to support children throughout the criminal justice system. As a manager, she understands what advocates need to be fully prepared and capable of offering superior service to children and their families. She has prepared dozens of children to testify and her evidence based approach to creating child friendly experiences has resulted in hundreds of child victims avoiding further system induced trauma as a result of disclosing abuse. Jodi Quas, Ph.D is Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of California, Davis, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on memory development, children’s eyewitness capabilities, consequences of maltreatment and legal involvement on children, and coping with stress and trauma across childhood. She teaches and conducts training for academic and professional audiences worldwide on these topics. She has received numerous awards for her research and teaching, including the 2008 Award for Scientific Early Career Contributions in Developmental Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the 2013 UCI Alumni Award for Outstanding Student Mentorship.

HOW DO YOU REGISTER? Go to: reg.conexsys.ca/facilitator14 23 participant seats available. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE?  A computer with internet (high speed or dial-up)  An email address  A computer headset with microphone COST  $200 per session  $800 for 4 modules SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS If you have any special needs, we will do the best to accommodate you. Please let us know. GRIEVANCES Should be directed to the CCAA Board of Directors CO-ORDINATORS Lynn Barry, MSW, Ph.D. Candidate Aleina Harrower Robin Coghill Jody Quas, Ph.D. CONTACT INFORMATION Alice Gifford Phone: (403) 289-8385 Email: aliceg@ccaa.org

An Approved Provider of Category A Training for Social Workers (provider #1100 approved through ACE-ASWB). The Association is certified as an educational institution and approved by the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. (formerly The Canadian Society for the Investigation of Child Abuse)


Child Witness Court Preparation Facilitator Training Series (2014)