20th Child Abuse & Neglect Institute

20th Child Abuse & Neglect Institute

June 6, 2016 to June 10, 2016

Registration for this program is full.
For more information about this program or to be put on the waiting list, please contact Kimberley Toepfer-Bochsler at ktbochsler@ncjfcj.org or (775) 507-4861.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) was created to provide training in dependency court best practices for judicial officers. Offered as a highly interactive, in-residence training program, CANI is aimed at judges who have been newly assigned to child abuse and neglect/dependency cases, or judges who have been presiding over these cases for some time and who want the latest information about best practice in this field.
This week-long program will bring together local and national faculty to teach on core topics including: 
  • Individualized child welfare
  • Foster care alumni panel
  • Domestic child sex trafficking
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and state-tribal collaboration
  • Attachment and bonding
  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence and reasonable efforts in dependency cases
  • Medical issues in child abuse and neglect
  • Implementation of the new Enhanced Resource Guidelines

Each day (with the exception of Friday) is a full day, typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a lunch break. Please note that CANI is most effective when participants attend every day. If you are unable to attend the full program, please contact us to discuss future CANI opportunities.


This program is designed to be a small, interactive training for judicial officers only. Space is limited to 50 participants while keeping CANI geographically diverse by enrolling participants representing state and tribal courts from across the U.S. Please consider all judges in your state, including tribal judges, who may benefit from attending CANI. The NCJFCJ can assist in identifying tribal judges in your jurisdiction.

Please be aware that CANI counts toward credit in the Judicial Studies degree program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). More information on the program and degrees offered can be found at http://www.judicialstudies.unr.edu/
It is important you let us know when you register for CANI that you are a student (or anticipate becoming a student) in the Judicial Studies degree program at UNR and want to test for credit. Please contact Kimberley Toepfer-Bochsler at ktbochsler@ncjfcj.org or (775) 507-4861 to notify us of student status, or for more information.
There is no registration fee for this program. Registration is limited to 50 participants.
For more information, please contact Kimberley Toepfer-Bochsler at ktbochsler@ncjfcj.org or 775-507-4861.
This conference is pending approval from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Please do not purchase air tickets or make any other travel plans (except securing the time away from your position) until you have received confirmation of program approval from the NCJFCJ. Upon approval of OJJDP, you will be contacted immediately. 
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