Visiting Experts to Address Domestic Violence at Upcoming Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-01-2012

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143                                                 
Melissa McGowan
Regional & Continuing Education
530-898-5682

The Center for Regional and Continuing Education and the California State University, Chico Research Foundation will present the 2012 Domestic Violence Update on Nov. 9 on the CSU, Chico campus.

The update meets the California Rule of Court requirement that Family Court Services staff, court-appointed evaluators and mediators receive annual domestic violence training. It is offered by In Service to Families, Children and The Courts, a professional development series created through a partnership among Butte County Family Court Services, Regional and Continuing Education, the CSU, Chico Research Foundation and local professionals.

Presenter Emberly Cross, JD MSW, the coordinating attorney at the Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic in San Francisco since 1996, is returning to CSU, Chico to provide the mandated training portion of the program. She will identify changes in civil and criminal laws affecting domestic violence survivors, perpetrators and their children; explore the continuing changes in Family Courts as a result of the Judicial Council’s Elkins Task Force; and help attendees understand the requirements surrounding and options available for children wishing to participate in child custody cases in Family Court.

Gabriella Grant, the director of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, located in Santa Cruz, Calif., will be on hand to present key concepts related to trauma-informed service provision with a specific emphasis on domestic violence survivors. The focus will be on general knowledge of trauma-informed concepts, research and resources; how to apply trauma-informed approaches to discussing challenging issues related to service provision; and specific interventions to use when working with clients and caregivers.

The Domestic Violence Update is intended for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, mediators and custody evaluators, nurses, physicians, educators, law enforcement, and attorneys interested in the current laws and research in the field. Attendees can earn six hours of BBSE, BRN, MCEP, and MCLE continuing education credits.

The Domestic Violence Update will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Colusa Hall Conference and Event Center on the CSU, Chico campus. Additional information and online registration can be found at http://rce.csuchico.edu/inservice, or by calling Regional and Continuing Education at 530-898-6105.

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