The Children’s Justice Act Task Force is sponsoring this 2-day training event Feb 9 - Feb 10, 2017 from 9 am to 4 pm in Ruston for those who work with child victims of abuse and/or neglect. This specialized training will focus on improving communication skills for those working with child victims with disabilities.
Approved: 10 SW Clinical CEU & Approved 10 Legal CLE
Presenter: Scott J. Modell, Ph.D.
Scott J. Modell received his Ph.D. from the College of Education at Florida State University in 1997. Dr. Modell is President of MCG Consulting and Co-Founder of Collaborative Safety. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. He has also served as the Deputy Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Dr. Modell spent fifteen years as a Professor at California State University, Sacramento. Over his last five years at the university, he additionally served as Director of the university’s Autism Center for Excellence. He is an expert in child abuse, crime victims with disabilities, disability etiology, and interview techniques. He has authored nine books and has over 300 published articles and abstracts. Dr. Modell is frequently invited to lecture at national and international conferences regarding child abuse and crime victims with disabilities. He has received international recognition for his work in the area of crime victims and interview techniques for individuals with disabilities.
Outcome 1: Participants will be able to describe the unique characteristics of individuals with intellectual, physical, and communication disabilities that increase the risk of abuse.
Outcome 2: Participants will demonstrate an understanding of verbal communication in the context of communicating with and interviewing children with disabilities.
Outcome 3: Participants will be able to recall specific interview techniques for use in the investigative and legal environments to optimize communication with children with disabilities.
Outcome 4: Participants will practice specific interviewing skills to effectively interview child victims with disabilities.
Who Should Attend?
Child Protection Service Workers
Family Service Workers
Foster Care Workers
Child Welfare Managers
Child Welfare Supervisors
District Attorney Offices
Child Welfare Workers
Law Enforcement Personnel
Early Education Personnel
APPROVED for 10 Clinical SW CEUs & Approved for 10 CLEs
Attendees must pre-register online. There will be no on-site registrations.
This training is provided by the
Louisiana Children’s Justice Act Task Force.
You will want to get registered as soon as possible as these sessions fill fast.
office 985-624-3514 fax 985-778-0058
- You may transfer your registration to another attendee. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
- If you need facility or training material accommodations, please call the Team Dynamics office at 985-624-3514.
When & Where
DCFS - Children's Justice Act Task Force
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