Juvenile Forensic Programs

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Previously Held Programs

Police Custody and the Interrogation of Juveniles with Lawrence Fitch, Dickon Reppucci, and Gregg McCrary

Adolescence in the Juvenile Court with Jennifer Woolard and Andrew Block

Juvenile Psychiatric Screening with Bernice Marcopulos and Jeffrey Aaron

Complex Assessment Issues with Juveniles with Jay Giedd, Diana Perkins, and Dewey Cornell

The Prodromal Stage of Psychosis in Adolescence and Early Adulthood: Symptoms, Treatment, and Risk for Conversion with Jean Addington

Conference on Juvenile Justice with Edward Mulvey, Heather Zelle, and Gregg McCrary

Screening/Diagnosis of and Treatment for Mental Health Needs of Juveniles Involved with the Juvenile Justice System; A Legal Framework

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Criminal Justice with Matthew Lerner

Medication Update Workshop for Clinicians Working with Children and Adolescents

Motivational Interviewing for Practitioners in Juvenile Justice: An Introduction with Karen Ingersoll

Understanding, Assessing and Treating Aggressive and Antisocial Youth with Paul Frick

Bullying, cyberbullying and dating violence: Developmental considerations and prevention programming

September 29 2016, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program with expert Dorothy Espelage PhD will present and discuss the range of risk and protective factors associated with bullying, cyberbullying, sexual and dating violence experienced by youth and young adults, and will examine and discuss a variety of evidence-based prevention program across K-12 educational grades. Fidelity, sustainability, and contextual considerations with prevention programming will be discussed. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25

Substance use disorders and young people: Epidemiology, Impact, Treatment and Recovery

March 8 2017, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program with expert John Kelly PhD, ABPP will present and discuss substance use disorders and young people covering state of the art information about epidemiology, impact, treatment and recovery. Dr Kelly is Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards/Behavioral Health Authorities: $70. Others: $195. Cancellation fee: $25

Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

January 26 2018, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations the program includes review of legal parameters, impact of online behavior, and student threats. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $75.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Juvenile Legal Competencies: Seminar on Complex Issues

March 15 2018, Charlottesville VA: This half-day (three to four hour) seminar will examine more nuanced issues pertinent to juvenile competencies and will require prior reading and involve discussion within the group and possible case presentations. The topics addressed will include youths’ understanding of police interactions; youths’ ability to understand and appreciate the rights to silence and legal counsel; and youths’ understanding of plea bargaining and the content of written and oral plea colloquies. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $50.00. Others - $75.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible).

Evaluation Update: Applying Forensic Skills with Juveniles

April 9, 10, 11 2018 lectures and April 13 case exercise, Charlottesville VA: This program is especially for experienced adult forensic evaluaters - who have already completed the five-day “Basic Forensic Evaluation” program (regarding evaluation of adults) and accomplished all relevant qualifications for performing adult forensic evaluation - and wish now to complete relevant qualifications to perform juvenile forensic evaluations. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards: $300. Others: $750. Cancellation fee: $25.

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice

April 9-13 2018, Charlottesville VA : This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation with juveniles. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic evaluation with juveniles. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of juveniles. Day five incorporates a case report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $375.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Building Young People's Resilience - with Michael Ungar PhD

April 24 2018, Charlottesville VA: International expert and much-sought presenter, Michael Ungar PhD, will present a one-day program that describes an ecological approach toward understanding and supporting resilience in young people and their communities. His model of intervention creatively combines clinical practice with aspects of case management and advocacy for providers in many settings. Dr Ungar is Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University. Fees: Employees Commonwealth of Virginia agencies and invited public agencies - $75.00. Others - $195.00 GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE: contact els2e@virginia.edu Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Assessing risk for violence with juveniles

January 25 2019, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations the program includes review of legal parameters, impact of online behavior, and student threats in school settings. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Transgender youth and system-level reforms for girls:Special populations in the juvenile justice system

April 12 2019, Charlottesville VA: This one-day symposium focuses on issues of gender in forensic mental health. A distinguished faculty will provide an update on research and clinical practice standards with transgender youth, and will discuss research, foundational concepts and prospects for juvenile justice reform for justice-involved girls. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS and employees of VA DJJ - $80.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to request a group discount for your agency, office, facility, school or work setting: $80/registrant). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Evaluation update: Applying forensic skills with juveniles

April 29, 30, May 1 2019 lectures and May 3 case exercise, Charlottesville VA: This program is especially for experienced adult forensic evaluators - who have already completed the five-day “Basic Forensic Evaluation” program (regarding evaluation of adults) and accomplished all relevant qualifications for performing adult forensic evaluation - and wish now to complete relevant qualifications to perform juvenile forensic evaluations. Registration fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and Community Services Boards: $325. Others: $750. Cancellation fee: $25.

Juvenile forensic evaluation: Principles and practice

April 29-May 3 2019, Charlottesville VA : This five-day program provides foundational, evidence-based training in the principles and practice of forensic evaluation with juveniles. Content includes clinical, legal, ethical, practical and other aspects of forensic evaluation with juveniles. The format combines lectures, clinical case material, and practice case examples for evaluation of juveniles. Day five incorporates a case report writing exercise. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $395.00. Others - $950.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Specific evidence-based mental health treatments for children and adolescents

Wednesday, June 26 2019, Charlottesville VA: This one-day symposium focuses on evidence-based mental health treatments for children and adolescents. Expert faculty for this special program will be John R. Weisz PhD, ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University and Professor, Harvard Medical School. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $80.00. Others - $195.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to inquire about possible group discount for your agency, office, facility or work setting). Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Challenging Issues in the Assessment of Juvenile Adjudicative Competency

December 6 2019, Charlottesville VA: Ivan Kruh PhD, Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, will lead a one-day program on challenging issues with juvenile competency evaluation. Juvenile competency evaluations can be understood as an effort to answer five successive questions for the court. Dr Kruh, with two Virginia experts, will discuss and seek clarity on each of these successive questions and their issues. Strategies for explaining the issues in written reports will also be discussed. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $90.00. Others - $225.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00

Assessing Risk for Violence with Juveniles

January 24 2020, Charlottesville VA: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations regarding risk, risk factors and legal constructs, the program includes overview of particular issues involved with juveniles' online behavior and student threats in school settings. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $90.00. Others - $225.00 (contact els2e@virginia.edu to see if a group discount is possible). Cancellation fee - $25.00. Refunds are available only if requested at least 24 hours before the program date.

Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, the National Academies Report - LIVE ONLINE PROGRAM JUNE 5 2020

JUNE 5 2020: Working with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, ILPPP is providing opportunity to learn about the National Academies' new report, Realizing Opportunity for All Youth, that finds ample evidence that changes in brain structure and connectivity that happen in adolescence present young people with unique opportunities for positive, life-shaping development, and for recovery from past adversity. Please see a complete description on the program webpage. Fees: $75.00 (special discounted registration rate).

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice, Online

Available by online platforms beginning September 22 2020. 35 hours of work, including 20 hours of recorded lectures, must be completed by December 7 2020. Lectures cover forensic evaluation, legal parameters of competency to stand trial, transfer and plea bargaining in juvenile court, report writing, testifying in court, and the nature of remediation within the juvenile justice system. The program is offered by 11 faculty made up of attorneys and clinicians. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $450.00. Others - $1125.00. See refund policy in the full program webpage.

The Clinical Parameters of Assessing Risk with Juveniles, Live online training

Live Online training on January 22 2021: This one-day program trains mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others to apply current research pertaining to risk assessment with juveniles. Along with theoretical foundations regarding risk, risk factors and legal constructs, the program includes overview of particular issues involved with juveniles' online behavior pertaining to far-right affiliation, pathways to extremist violence among high-risk young adults, and student threats in school settings. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $90.00. Others - $225.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice, Online

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation, Online - available by online platforms beginning March 1 2021. 35 hours of work, including 20+ hours of recorded lectures, must be completed by May 15 2021. Lectures cover forensic evaluation, legal parameters of competency to stand trial, transfer and plea bargaining in juvenile court, report writing, testifying in court, and the nature of remediation within the juvenile justice system. The program is offered by 11 faculty made up of attorneys and clinicians. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $450.00. Others - $1125.00. See refund policy in the full program webpage.

Payment for accredited hours for April 16 2021 - Taking Stock of the YASI - through UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education accreditation

This is a unique payment page only to pay for the accredited hours for April 1 2021 Forensic Assessment of Malingering through UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education accreditation. The amount due is $90 ($18 x 5 hours=$90.00). With any questions contact els2e@virginia.edu. See complete accreditation information inside.

Taking Stock of the Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI), Live online training

Live Online training on April 16 2021: The Youth Assessment Screening Instrument (YASI; Orbis Partners, 2000) is designed to measure risk, needs, and strengths among justice-involved youth. This program briefly describes: (1) how the YASI was developed; (2) how it works in practice; and (3) YASI-related research findings from The Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) Gender and Crime Lab, with Shelley Brown PhD, Associate Professor of Forensic Psychology within the Department of Psychology, Carleton University. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs, VA DJJ, VA DOE, VA DSS, VA DCJS and local city and county youth serving agencies - $55.00. Others - $225.00. Cancellation fee - $25.00.

Assessing Violence Risk with Juveniles, Live Online

MAY 6, 2022--This one-day, live online program provides a comprehensive introduction to current research and best practices of violence risk assessment with juveniles, including student threat assessment in schools. This program is well-suited for mental health professionals, juvenile and criminal justice professionals, social and juvenile services agencies, educators, and others who encounter questions about juveniles’ risk for violent behavior. Psychologists can earn up to six (6) APA-accredited continuing education credits. Fees: $90 - Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs. $225 – All others. See full program webpage for details.

Payment for psychologists seeking APA-approved CEUs - May 6, 2022, Juvenile Risk Training

This page is only for psychologists who wish to pay for up to six (6) continuing education credits accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The cost of these credits is $18/hour for a total of $108. This amount is NOT included in the registration fee. Please be reminded that you must also register for the course itself: The Clinical Parameters of Assessing Risk with Juveniles, Live Online Training, May 6, 2022.

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation: Principles and Practice, Online

Register any time from March 1 to May 6, 2022. All materials are self-paced online and available beginning March 1, 2022 -- complete the training activities at your own pace and schedule, to be completed by May 31, 2022. Expect 35 hours of material, including 20+ hours of recorded lectures. Lectures cover forensic evaluation, legal parameters of competency to stand trial, transfer and plea bargaining in juvenile court, report writing, testifying in court, and the nature of remediation within the juvenile justice system. Live online "office hours" with training staff also available. Fees: Employees of VA DBHDS facilities and CSBs - $450.00. Others - $1125.00. See refund policy in the full program webpage.