Training

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Resources and Training

To access other training content or for technical problems, please contact Rosalie Morales at (302) 255-1730 or Rosalie.Morales@delaware.gov.

Attorneys

Resources:

Attorney Training Manual

Coming Soon—For questions, contact Kelly Ensslin at Kelly.Ensslin@delaware.gov

OCA Newsletter

Web Based Training:

Web Based Training:

The Office of the Child Advocate is now providing Web-based Continuing Legal Education and Professional Trainings online in addition to the traditional onsite continuing education opportunities. Many courses will include Free Legal Education Credits or Professional Credits. These trainings are primarily designed for Child Attorneys, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and parent attorneys.

The trainings are as follows:

  • Delaware's Child Protection Registry
  • Extended Jurisdiction
  • The Family Court Called - You've Been Appointed
  • Guidelines for Youth Engagement
  • Introduction to Child Welfare Agencies/Services: 101 Trainings
  • Legal Permanency Options for Children in Foster Care
  • Mandatory Reporting for the General Public, Educators and Medical Professionals

To access the training contact, please visit the Office of the Child Advocate’s Online Training System. Please note that OCA transitioned to a new training platform as of October 1, 2019. Therefore, you must register as a new user if this is your first time accessing the new site

For questions, please contact Rosalie Morales at (302) 255-1730 or Rosalie.Morales@delaware.gov

On Site Training:

On Site Training

2019 New Volunteer Attorney Trainings: Nuts & Bolts of Representing Children in DSCYF Custody

2020 New Volunteer Attorney Trainings: Nuts & Bolts of Representing Children in DSCYF Custody

2019 Advanced Topic Trainings for OCA Attorney Volunteers

2020 Advanced Topic Trainings for OCA Attorney Volunteers


Professionals and CASA Volunteers

Resources:

Web Based Training:

The Office of the Child Advocate's Online Training System hosts a variety of training programs developed by the Child Protection Accountability Commission and its child welfare partners. The trainings are as follows:

  • Delaware's Child Protection Registry
  • Extended Jurisdiction
  • The Family Court Called - You've Been Appointed
  • Guidelines for Youth Engagement
  • Introduction to Child Welfare Agencies/Services: 101 Trainings
  • Legal Permanency Options for Children in Foster Care
  • Mandatory Reporting for the General Public, Educators and Medical Professionals

To access the training contact, please visit the Office of the Child Advocate’s Online Training System. Please note that OCA transitioned to a new training platform as of October 1, 2019. Therefore, you must register as a new user if this is your first time accessing the new site

Mandatory Reporting Training

Following the reviews of several child death or near deaths cases in which a professional failed to identify or report child abuse and neglect in Delaware, public education became a joint initiative for the Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC) and Child Death Review Commission in FY09, and since then several Mandatory Reporting Trainings for various disciplines have come to fruition. These disciplines include educators, medical professionals and general professional audiences.

These trainings are available on the Office of the Child Advocate's Online Training System, which also hosts a variety of training programs developed by the Child Protection Accountability Commission.

To access the training contact, please visit the Office of the Child Advocate’s Online Training System. Please note that OCA transitioned to a new training platform as of October 1, 2019. Therefore, you must register as a new user if this is your first time accessing the new site

To access other training content or for technical problems, please contact Rosalie Morales at (302) 255-1730 or Rosalie.Morales@delaware.gov. Please also contact Rosalie Morales to request in-person Mandatory Reporting Training for your organization.

On Site Training:

On Site Training: CASA Volunteers

Advanced Topic Trainings for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers

Mandatory Reporting Training

In-person Mandatory Reporting Training is available for your organization at no cost. The 1.5 hour training is designed to help mandated reporters recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect, their legal obligations related to reporting suspected abuse and neglect, and how to make a report.

The learning objectives are as follows:

  1. Describe the reporting law and reporting procedure for the State of Delaware;
  2. Use Minimal Fact questions when indicators are observed and/or a disclosure is made;
  3. Respond appropriately when children disclose allegations of abuse or neglect;
  4. Identify what information you can expect upon making a report to the Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line; and,
  5. Acquire a basic understanding of the civil and criminal definitions in statute for the various types of child maltreatment.

Please contact Rosalie Morales to request in-person training at Rosalie.Morales@delaware.gov.

Protecting Delaware's Children Conference

Please visit the Protecting Delaware's Children Conference Series page for information and materials on past conferences.

Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children is an adult-based child sexual abuse prevention training curriculum, which is nationally utilized and evidence-based. The training is two hours in length and is led by a trained facilitator. Please see the Stewards of Children flyer for more information or visit www.D2L.org/Stewards.

Please also visit Beau Biden Foundation’s Website to learn about the program in Delaware and to schedule an in-person training session.

Stewards of Children information sheet.


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