The Second Prong – Implementing Youth Contracts
June 17, 2016
Presenter: Wendy Schiller, Site Manager, NCJFCJ, Reno, NV;Doug Thomas, Research Associate, National Center for Juvenile Justice, NCJFCJ, Pittsburgh, PA Teams are encouraged to develop a contract system that uses individualized youth contracts to reward and motivate positive behavior change in other areas such as school attendance, family connectedness, and community involvement. This webinar...
The First Prong – Implementing the Most Valued Privilege (MVP)
June 17, 2016
Presenter: Wendy Schiller, Site Manager, NCJFCJ As a training and technical assistance provider working with juvenile drug courts, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has observed two ways that juvenile drug court teams respond to drug test results. This webinar training will explore the Most Valued Privilege (MVP) in your juvenile drug court. We will discuss and learn about...
Parenting After Trauma
June 17, 2016
Presenters: Alicia Summers, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Lorie Sicafuse, Ph.D., National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges   Research suggests that the vast majority of parents involved in the child welfare system have experienced multiple traumatic events. This webinar will first present a basic overview of trauma to help participants understand what...
What Judges Need to Know About Domestic Violence in the Transgender Community
June 1, 2016
Transgender survivors of domestic violence are among the most vulnerable litigants a judge can encounter. The rate of transgender individuals reporting lifetime suicide attempts is four times the national average, and can be as high as 65% by transgender victims who are abused by a family member. Elevated vulnerability factors for trans populations have been measured in nearly every available...
Addressing Parenting Time in Child Support Orders: A Discussion of Relevant Research and Promising Practices
May 4, 2016
Presenters: Krista Del Gallo, Policy Manager, Texas Council on Family Violence, Mona Muro, Policy Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence, and Lorie Sicafuse, PhD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges   In recent years, the Office of Child Support Enforcement has supported several pilot programs aimed at establishing concurrent child support and parenting time orders. This...
What Judges Need to Know About Domestic Violence in the LGBTQ Community
April 27, 2016
Presenters: Judge Elizabeth Berns, King County Superior Court and Prof. Todd Brower, Judicial Education Director of the Williams Institute at University of California, Los Angeles.   Is your court sensitive to LGBTQ survivors? When judicial responses don't account for the unique dynamics of LGBTQ domestic violence, courts are less effective at helping survivors stay safe. Recent studies show that...
Racial Disparities and Implicit Bias
April 18, 2016
Presented by Shawn Marsh, Ph.D., NCJFCJ Chief Program Officer, Juvenile Law, on April 6, 2016.   
Trauma Series: Part I - Understanding Trauma and Its Effects
March 31, 2016
This 20-minute segment provides a brief overview of trauma and its effects on child and adolescent development, and includes information on the adverse childhood experiences study. 
Trauma Series: Part II - Creating Conditions of Healing
March 31, 2016
This 15-minute segment focuses on how NCJFCJ has applied an understanding of trauma and its effects to create the conditions of healing that can be promoted within  juvenile and family courts. The core components of healing (as identified in NCJFCJ's conceptual framework) are presented and examples are provided for how and why these are helpful in working with traumatized youth and families.
Trauma Series: Part III - Creating a Trauma-Responsive Court System
March 31, 2016
This 30-minute segment takes the information from parts I and II and applies it to creating a trauma-responsive court experience. This segment summarized lessons learned and recommendations from the NCJFCJ's trauma consultation experience with more than 20 courts nationwide. More information and supplemental reading materials on being trauma-responsive can be found here: