The Gundersen National Child Protection Center in Winona, Minn., has announced that it will hold three events at William Mitchell College of Law in 2014.
The center, which has a partnership with William Mitchell, works to end child abuse, neglect, and other forms of child maltreatment through education, training, and advocacy. In addition, it provides affordable continuing education opportunities for attorneys, police officers, social workers, forensic interviewers, and other professionals.
This year, three of those opportunities will take place at William Mitchell:
Investigation & Litigation of Civil Child Protection Cases | March 3 and 4
This two-day course for investigators, attorneys, and other child protection professionals will emphasize the handling of civil child protection cases and is mainly a lecture format.
Cost is $200 for registrants by Jan. 17 and $225 between Jan. 18 and 28.
Forensic Interviewer at Trial | June 16–18
This course is designed for teams of two, consisting of one attorney and one forensic interviewer. The teams will engage in a combination of lectures and practical exercises designed to help participants preparation for a child abuse trial.
Cost is $200 for registrants by April 25 and $225 between April 26 and May 9.
Investigation & Prosecution of Child Abuse | Sept. 29 and 30
All front-line professionals working cases of child maltreatment—especially law enforcement, social services, forensic interviewers, CAC staff, and prosecutors will benefit from this training. It will focus on interviewing/interrogating suspects, forensic interviewing, opening statement, final argument, dealing with defense experts, and more.
Cost is $200 for those who register by Aug. 15 and $225 between Aug. 16 and Aug. 26.