Conferences & Trainings

CFCC develops statewide, regional, and local court educational programs to fulfill continuing education requirements mandated by statutes, court rules, and professional licensing. Many events bring together multidisciplinary audiences to develop a systemic perspective on common issues. Other programs are designed specifically for judicial officers, court administrators, family court services staff, family law facilitators, legal service providers, or other professionals serving families, children, self-represented family law litigants, and collaborative justice court programs. Some of the materials developed for these events are available below.

Conference Materials


18th Annual AB 1058 Child Support Training Conference

18th Annual Child Support Conference Training Materials Part 1 (Tabs 1-22)

18th Annual Child Support Conference Training Materials Part 2 (Tabs 23-35)

TAB 1: AB 1058 Primary Assignment Orientation
TAB 2: New Child Support Commissioners’ Orientation
TAB 3: Plenary Session/Welcomes & Updates (Judicial Council, DCSS & Legislative)
TAB 4: Contempt Proceedings Related to Child Support Orders
TAB 5: Moving Forward While the World Is Standing Still: Advancing the Court’s Self Help Program in Times of Economic Uncertainty
TAB 6: New Family Law Facilitators’ Orientation
TAB 7: Affordable Care Act: Impact on Title IV-D Practices in the Court
TAB 8: Surviving – Maybe Even Thriving – in Child Support Enforcement
TAB 9: Child Support Commissioners’ Roundtable
TAB 10: Family Law Facilitators’ Roundtable
TAB 11: General Roundtable
TAB 12: Paralegals’ Roundtable
TAB 13: AB 1058 Court Clerks’ Training
TAB 14: AB 1058 Administration and Accounting
TAB 15: Plenary Session/Case Law Update
TAB 16: Coming Together to Keep Cases from Falling Apart: How Coordination with Judicial Officers, Facilitators, and Clerks Can Keep Compliance with CRC 5.83 on Track
TAB 17: Income Determination–Calculating Child Support
TAB 18: Income Determination–Advanced
TAB 19: Parentage Notwithstanding Genetics
TAB 20: Child Support–Related Technology for the 21st Century
TAB 21: DCSS Guideline Calculator Training–Beginning
TAB 22: DCSS Guideline Calculator Training–Experienced
TAB 23: UIFSA Refresher
TAB 24: Interjurisdictional Issues of Interest
TAB 25: Determining Self-Employment Income
TAB 26: Ethics Electives for Child Support Commissioners
TAB 27: Domestic Violence Issues in a Court Setting: What Child Support Professionals Need to Know
TAB 28 Legal and Psychosocial Issues: Family Court after the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
TAB 29 Neutrality: Ethics in Self Help and Family Law Assistance Centers
TAB 30 DCSS Presents
TAB 31 Letters Rogatory: Asking for Help and Taking the Fear Out of Service Award Abroad
TAB 32 Managing Cultural Complexities
TAB 33 Managing Domestic Violence Cases – Effects of DV on Court Professionals and Family Members Affected by Violence: What Research Does and Doesn’t Tell Us
TAB 34 Transgender, Gender Identity, and Gender Roles: Overview for Family Court Programs/Services
TAB 35 Modern Families: Implications of Multiple Parentage for Custody, Child Support, Benefits

 

Improving Permanency & Inclusion For Our Youth - Fall 2014

Improving Permanency & Inclusion For Our Youth
These regional trainings bring together judicial officers, court professionals, social workers, attorneys, probation officers, educators and others working with families and children coming to court. The trainings are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies. The October 2014 training is the result of a collaborative effort between the Center for Families, Children & the Courts and the California Bay Area Academy.

Day One: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Day one topics to include an overview of current legal information related to extended foster care and non minor dependents, decision making, concurrent planning, and permanency.

Materials for Day One Topics

  1. Extended Foster Care in California
  2. Q and A
  3. Overview of Benefits and Recent Changes under AB 12

 

Day Two: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Day two topics to focus on system competency around working with LGBTQ youth. Protective factors, standards, guidelines, and effective practices are among the topics that will be covered, in addition to a special presentation of the award winning documentary "Valentine Road."

Materials for Day Two Topics

  1. Foster Parent Survey
  2. LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care – Selected Bibliography and Resource Guide
  3. AB 458 Fact Sheet: The California Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act
  4. AB 1856 – Foster Youth: LGBT Cultural Competency
  5. Achieving Safety, Permanency and Well-Being by Improving Practice with LGBT Youth and Families
  6. ACF Information Memorandum on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth in Foster Care
  7. Breaking the Silence: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Foster Youth Tell Their Stories
  8. Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children
  9. In the System and In the Life: Case Studies
  10. The Legal Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in the Child Welfare System
  11. All Children – All Families Training Series: Glossary of Terms
  12. Queertionary 2.0
  13. Transgender Terminology

Improving Permanency & Inclusion For Our Youth - Spring 2014

Improving Permanency & Inclusion For Our Youth
These regional trainings bring together judicial officers, court professionals, social workers, attorneys, probation officers, educators and others working with families and children coming to court. The trainings are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies and are the result of a collaborative effort between the Center for Families, Children & the Courts and the California Northern, Central, Bay Area and Southern Training Academies.

Day One: 10:00am-5:00pm                    
Day one topics to include an overview of current legal information related to extended foster care and non minor dependents, decision making, concurrent planning, and permanency.

Materials for Day One Topics

  1. Extended Foster Care in California
  2. Supplement: Extended Foster Care/Non-Minor Dependents/Permanency
  3. Extended Foster Care Judicial Concerns for Non Minor Dependents
  4. Extended Foster Care Self Test
  5. Improving Permanency Planning for Youth in Extended Foster Care
  6. Supplement – Extended Foster Care/Non-Minor Dependents/Permanency
  7. Top 3 Tips for Attorneys Representing Non Minor Dependents
  8. Unintended Consequences of AB12 and Potential Strategies for Change
  9. "The Unintended Consequences of AB12 and Potential Strategies for Change” Comprehensive Resource List

 

Learn more about extended foster care.

Day Two: 8:30am-4:45pm
Day two topics to include an overview of benefits for non minor dependents before shifting the focus to system competency around working with LGBTQ youth. Protective factors, standards, guidelines, and effective practices are among the topics that will be covered, in addition to a special presentation of the award winning documentary “Valentine Road” and producer Marta Cunningham. 

Materials for Day Two Topics

  1. AB 458 Fact Sheet – The California Foster Care Non-Discrimination Act
  2. ACF Information Memorandum on LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
  3. All Children – All Families Training Series – Glossary of Terms
  4. All Children – All Families
  5. Foster Parent Survey
  6. Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children
  7. In the System and In the Life Case Studies
  8. LGBT Youth in California Foster Care – Legal and Professional Standards
  9. LGBTQ Bench Reference Guide
  10. LGBTQ Youth in Out-of-Home Care – Selected Bibliography and Resource Guide
  11. Overview of Benefits and Recent Changes under AB 12 and ACA
  12. The Legal Rights of LGBT Youth in the Child Welfare System
  13. Transgender Terminology
  14. Cultural Humility
  15. CWLA - Best Practice Guidelines
  16. Guidelines for Managing Information Related to the Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity and Expression of Children in Child Welfare Systems
  17. Transgender Youth: Needs, Risks, Outcomes and the Role of the System
  18. Ensuring the Safety, Permanency and Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth in Care of Child Welfare Systems

 

2013 Family Law Education Program (FLEP)
17th Annual AB1058 Child Support Training Conference

17th Annual AB1058 Child Support Training Conference: September 24-27, 2013  

Conference Materials Part 1 (Tabs A-O)  (8MB)

Conference Materials Part 2 (Tabs P-X)  (8MB)

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TAB A:   AB 1058 Primary Assignment Orientation
TAB B:   New Child Support Commissioners’ Orientation
TAB C:   Plenary Session: Welcomes & Updates/Affordable Care Act and Child Support
TAB D:   Addressing Child Support Issues with Incarcerated and Recently Released Obligors
TAB E:   Affordable Care Act: Impact on Title IV‐D Practices in the Court
TAB F:   International Issues in Child Support Cases
TAB G:   Roundtables: Child Support Commissioners/Family Law Facilitators/Paralegals
TAB H:   Language Access: Civil Rights Laws and Your Work with LEP Court Customers
TAB I:   New Family Law Facilitators’ Orientation
TAB J:   AB 1058 Court Clerks’ Training
TAB K:  AB 1058 Administration and Accounting
TAB L:   Plenary Session: Case Law Update
TAB M:  Income Determination: Calculating Child Support/Advanced
TAB N:  Parentage Notwithstanding Genetics
TAB O: The Basics of Mindfulness for Self‐Care and Stress Management
TAB P:  DCSS Guideline Calculator Training: Beginning/Experienced
TAB Q:  UIFSA Refresher/Interjurisdictional Issues of Interest
TAB R:  Domestic Violence Issues in Child Support Cases: A Trauma Informed Approach
TAB S:   Qualifying Ethics 5 Core Course
TAB T:   Cultural Complexities: Becoming Aware, Sensitive and Competent
TAB U:   Ethics for Family Law Facilitators
TAB V:   DCSS Presents
TAB W:   Procedural How‐to’s for Child Support Commissioners
TAB X:  Procedural How‐to’s for Family Law Facilitators

16th Annual AB1058 Child Support Training Conference

16th Annual CS Training Conference CD, Part 1 (Tab A to M)

16th Annual CS Training Conference CD, Part 2 (Tab N to Y)

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Tab A: New Child Support Commissioners’ Orientation
Tab B:  Plenary Session/Welcome and Updates
Tab C: Best Practices – Establishing and  Disestablishing Parentage: What To Do When Mom is Married and Has a Child with Someone Other than Her Husband
Tab D: Child Support Services Outreach to Family Law Customers in the Courthouse
Tab E:  New Family Law Facilitators' Orientation
Tab F:  Modification Jurisdiction – In re Marriage of Gruen and Beyond (2011)
Tab G: Trauma Informed Systems: What Do You Need to Know to Effectively Deal with Domestic Violence Victims and Batterers as Parties
Tab H: Roundtables: Child Support Commissioners, Family Law Facilitators, and Paralegals
Tab I:  Confidentiality Issues
Tab J:  Court Clerks’ Training: Fundamentals, Advanced, with UIFSA
Tab K: AB 1058 Administration and Accounting
Tab L:  Contempt of Court, Punishment, Probation and Probation Revocation
Tab M: Dealing with Difficult Personalities: Tools and Strategies for Managing the Most Difficult Court Users
Tab N: Insights and Strategies for Managing the Stressors Common to Family Law Professionals
Tab O: Best Practices in Managing Your Courtroom and Collaborating with the LCSA and Facilitator’s Office
Tab P:  Child Support Calculations for Family Law Facilitators
Tab Q: Income Determination: Calculating Child Support and Advanced
Tab R:  DCSS Guideline Calculator Training:  Beginning and Experienced
Tab S:  UIFSA: Interjurisdictional Case Processing
Tab T:  Case Law Update
Tab U: DCSS Presents
Tab V: Procedural How-To's for Family Law Facilitators
Tab W: Court-Based Conflict Resolution: An Overview of the Process and Special Issues Facing Those Who Provide Court-Based Mediation    Services
Tab X: Criminal Justice Realignment and Child Support
Tab Y: Judicial Ethics for Child Support Commissioners

2011 Beyond the Bench

Beyond the Bench 21: Coming of Age in Tough Times: Building Our Strength Together
December 14-16, 2011

Agenda
Learning Objectives
Faculty Biographies

Wednesday, December 14

Thursday, December 15 Friday, December 16
Features all-day specialized trainings on the topics of Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, and AB 12 / AB 212.
    Features over 50 workshops addressing family, juvenile, domestic violence, mental health, and collaborative court issues through a multidisciplinary approach.
      Features education tracks for professionals working in Collaborative Justice; Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice; and Legal Aid / Self Help / Family Law.

      2010 Beyond the Bench

      Collaboration Works! Improving Outcomes and Achieving Safety and Stability in Challenging Times
      June 3-4, 2010

      Program Agenda

       Wednesday, June 2, 2010  Thursday, June 3, 2010  Friday, June 4, 2010
       Pre-Conference BPAI Workshop Session I (13 MB)
      Workshop Session II
      Workshop Session III (13 MB)
      Workshop Session IV

      Evening Session, Collaborative Strategies

      An Overview of Juvenile Dependency Law

      Effecting Educational Outcomes
      Part 1
      Part 2

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