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17th Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI): The Role of the Judge
6/3/2013 - 6/7/2013
National Judicial College
Reno, NV
Event Contact:
Julianna Ormsby
Sponsoring Organization(s):
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Additional Information:
The Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) was created to provide training in dependency court best practices for judicial officers. Offered as a highly interactive in-residence training program, CANI is aimed at judges who have been newly assigned to child abuse and neglect/dependency cases, or judges who have been presiding over these cases for some time and who want the latest information about best practice in this area.

This week-long program brings together local and national faculty to teach on core 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
- ICWA and tribal-state court collaboration
- Former foster youth and reunified parentsí panels
- Interactive case scenario discussions