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2020 National Handle with Care Conference (Virtual)—from August 2020 through June 2021

The West Virginia Center for Children’s Justice and the West Virginia Children’s Justice Task Force are dedicated to a trauma-informed response to child maltreatment and children’s exposure to crime, violence, and abuse.

The 2020 Handle with Care Conference is going virtual this year with one 90-minute session at a time every week. You will be able to attend every session this year. No more having to choose from one out of six breakout sessions and wish you could have attended them all!

Check out the sessions on the website: http://handlewithcarewv.org/2020-virtual-conference.php

If you are a Law Enforcement Officer, Judge, Prosecutor, Attorney, Social Worker, Medical Professional, Treatment Provider, Educator, Counsellor, Victim Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Probation/Parole Officer, Corrections Officer, Public Health Official, CAC, or work in the field of prevention, this conference will enhance your knowledge and skill in working these very difficult child abuse and neglect cases from a trauma-informed perspective.

All 45 sessions will be delivered most Wednesdays from August 2020 through June 2021 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. You will be able to register for individual sessions at $10 each. If you would like to purchase all 45 sessions for $150, contact Jenny Lancaster at jenny@terzettocreative.com.

Attendance certificates and CEUs will be provided and there is also an option to receive graduate credits from Concord University.

For additional information, please contact Director Andrea Darr, Andrea.L.Darr@wvsp.gov.

8/2020

– 6/2021

COSSAP Webinar: The Youngest Victims of the Opioid Epidemic:  Law Enforcement’s Role in the Response

This webinar will address drug endangered children (DEC) and associated risk factors, the impact of the opioid crisis on DEC and their families, and ways law enforcement and community-based organizations can collaborate in their response to DEC.

The opioid crisis and its effect on children present an ongoing challenge and are exacerbated by numerous factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, that can amplify a range of challenges for individuals, their children, and their families. Law enforcement and other first responders can make a difference to mitigate such situations that affect families by taking steps to protect drug-endangered children. First responders, particularly law enforcement, are in a unique position to help identify and divert children to community-based treatment and other services, thus diverting children away from the negative consequences of exposure to drug use. Such steps, also known as law enforcement-led deflection (or law enforcement-led diversion), can have significant effects in identifying and addressing the needs of children exposed to and endangered by the presence of illegal drugs (or their manufacture, distribution, etc.) in their lives and homes.

During this webinar, the presenters will:

  • Define “drug endangered children” and associated risk factors.
  • Describe the impact of the opioid crisis on drug endangered children and their families.
  • Identify three ways law enforcement and community-based organizations can collaborate in their response to drug endangered children.

10/22/2020 2:00 pm, est

– 3:00 pm, est

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