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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

Integrating Peer Supports in Treatment and Recovery Courts

To achieve positive outcomes, PRSS to address opioid and other substance misuse are increasingly offered across diverse criminal justice settings, including within treatment and recovery court programs.

This session will:

  • Describe diverse treatment and recovery court programs and how they integrate peer specialists.
  • Identify changes to organizational practices and procedures necessary for the successful integration of peer work.
  • Discuss training for peer specialists and departmental staff to prepare for peer services.
  • Explore important stakeholder partnerships.
  • Describe outcomes of programs to date.

4/28/2021 1:00 pm, est

– 2:30 pm, est

COSSAP Webinar: Peer Integration Into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Other Jail-Based Treatment Programs

To achieve positive outcomes, peer recovery support services (PRSS) to address opioid and other substance misuse are increasingly offered across diverse criminal justice settings, including within MAT and other jail-based treatment programs.

This session will:

  • Describe MAT and other jail-based treatment programs and how they integrate peer specialists
  • Identify changes to organizational practices and procedures necessary for the successful integration of peer work
  • Discuss training for peer specialists and departmental staff to prepare for peer services
  • Explore important stakeholder partnerships
  • Describe outcomes of programs to date

6/23/2021 1:00 pm, est

– 2:30 pm, est

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